Reality Fiction

Japanese films inspired by actual events

6 February to 19 March 2009

In 2009, The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme looked at how Japanese filmmakers have been influenced by actual events, some of which have shaped the nation’s recent history.

Screening at five venues across the UK, the six films which date from the 1960s to 2007 are among the best produced in Japan and showcase how real-life stories have been a source of inspiration for many filmmakers in Japan and how they have interpreted and represented such events.