The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2021 Online Special – Talk Series

We consider meeting film makers and experts to have an opportunity to hear their voices to be equally important as watching their films.  Covid-19 has taken away the privilege of physically introducing them on stage, however, we wish to keep providing as many opportunities as possible by connecting you to them online.

So please keep on an eye on this page to stay up to date on the talk events happening during the season period.

All are free and you can join from wherever you may be in the world!

 

 

Opening Talk

The Place of Japanese Cinema in the UK

Friday, 19 February 2021 from 6.oopm (GMT)

Celebrating the very first online edition of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, on the launch night of the season, we have invited cinema programmers, a critic and an academic to discuss what Japanese cinema means to them and what the current position of Japanese cinema is in the UK.

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The Place of Bizen Pottery

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 from 12.oopm (GMT)

ISEZAKI So, an award winning Bizen potter who acted as consultant in the production of Haruka’s Pottery, will introduce the tradition of Bizen Pottery and its practices. Together with SUETSUGU Naruhito, the film’s director, they will reveal the creative process behind this rare feature film. Moderated by Dr Robin Wilson, Director of Oxford University Anagama Kilns.

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The Place of Japanese Independent Films

Saturday, 27 February 2021 from 12.oopm (GMT)

Filmmakers AMANO Chihiro and HAGA Takashi will talk about their creative practices and the ideas behind their distinctive indie films. Joined by HASEGAWA Toshiyuki, Programming Director of SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL, and Anton Bitel, a UK-based film critic, they will discuss the reality of contemporary independent films in Japan and what the future holds for them.

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The Place of Jidaigeki

Sunday, 28 February 2021 from 12.oopm (GMT)

INUDO Isshin, director of Samurai Shifters, will introduce his views on contemporary jidaigeki (period drama) and his filmmaking process behind this much-loved film. In discussion with Jasper Sharp, a writer and curator specialising in Japanese cinema, he will explore shifts in the perception of jidaigeki, both within the industry and the minds of audiences alike.

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The Place of Little Miss Period and Extro

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 from 12.oopm (GMT)

SHINADA Shunsuke, (Little Miss Period) and MURAHASHI Naoki (Extro) – both first-time feature film directors but each having a long-standing career in TV programmes – will talk you through their journeys into the cinema industry as well as discuss how different the experience is from making TV dramas. The discussion will be moderated by film producer and distributor, Eve Gabereau.

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The Place of MARIKO Tetsuya

Friday, 5 March 2021 from 12.oopm (GMT) (TBC)

In conjunction with our European premiere of Miyamoto, director MARIKO Tetsuya, in discussion with James Balmont (film writer for The Guardian, i-D and Dazed), will explore the creative decisions behind his distinctive style and process of filmmaking, as well as his standpoint on Japanese cinema.

For more information, please click here.

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The Place of Realism in Japanese Cinema with SOTOYAMA Bunji

Sunday, 7 March 2021 from 12.oopm (GMT)

In this special talk, SOTOYAMA Bunji will explain his reasons for directing the type of films he does, reflecting seemingly peripheral but nonetheless important issues in Japanese society, and what he regards the role of film to be. A discussion will follow with Jason Danely, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Japan at Oxford Brookes University.

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