The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016

IKIRU: The Highs and Lows of Life in Japanese Cinema

5 February to 26 March 2016

Aberystwyth
Birmingham
Bristol
Derby
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter

Kendal
Leicester
London
Manchester
Nottingham
Sheffield

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Jinx!!!

ジンクス!!! 

Korean exchange student in Japan Ji-ho plays matchmaker for her two lukewarm Japanese friends, teaching them all about love and letting loose a number of Korean-style love ‘jinxs’ on them. Encouraging a rather clumsy romance to blossom, Ji-ho helps her introverted Japanese friend Kaede (Kurumi Shimizu) to use Korean-style romance tactics to attract Yusuke (Kento Yamazaki), the boy Kaede has loved ever since high school.

Featuring superstar K-pop group T-ARA idol Hyomin as its charming lead character, this romantic comedy delightfully explores romancing in different cultures through many enchanting, tear-jerking and heart-warming moments. Jinx!!! also brings together many fun familiar romantic scenes from cinema, with Ji-ho forcing the would be couple to show their love by re-enacting scenes from films such as Love Actually and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Showing at: ICA, London; QUAD, Derby; mac birmingham, Birmingham; QFT, Belfast; Broadway Cinema, Nottingham; Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria.

Distributor: T-JOY

Director: Naoto Kumazawa
Hyomin, Kurumi Shimizu, Kento Yamazaki, Motoki Ochiai, Airi Matsuyama
2013, 122 min, English subtitles

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Showing at:

ICA
1 February 2015

mac birmingham
17 February 2015

QUAD
17 February 2015

Queen's Film Theatre
21 February 2015

Brewery Arts Centre
18 March 2015

Broadway
21 March 2015

Dundee Contemporary Arts
31 July 2015