After the highly successful East Side stories film Festival Japan Foundation hosted at the ICA they are back with a selection of movies and anime to show for free during August including a number of special screenings of contemporary Japanese films too! Held in the Japan Foundation’s HQ at Russell Square (where we met Danny Choo earlier this year), there will be a range of Japanese films on show such as the sushi documentary ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ and anime films like Crayon Shin-Chan & Barefoot Gen.
Here’s the full list of titles that will be on show throughout the month:
Saturday, 9 August, 2pm
After the Flowers (Dir. Kenji Nakanishi, 2010, 107 mins, English subtitles)
Saturday, 9 August, 6:30pm
Barefoot Gen (Dir. Mori Masaki, 1983, 85mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 15 August, 2pm
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States (Dir. Keiichi Hara, 2002, 95 mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 15 August, 6:30pm
Waterboys (Dir. Shinobu Yaguchi, 2001, 91 min, English subtitles)
Saturday, 16 August, 2pm
Bushido Sixteen (Dir. Tomoyuki Furumaya, 2010, 109 mins, English subtitles)
Saturday, 16 August, 6:30pm
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Dir. David Gelb, 2011, 81 mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 22 August, 2pm
Chibi Maruko-chan (Dir. Tsutomu Shibayama, 1990, 94 mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 22 August, 6:30pm
Hotel Hibiscus (Dir. Yuji Nakae, 2003, 92 min, English subtitles)
For more info, JPF have made a flyer for the event you can download here.
These screenings are free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email your name and the screening you would like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are very limited (limited to 80 people per screening) – so book now to avoid disappointment!
Please note that it is only possible to book a maximum of four screenings per attendee. Any additional bookings will be placed on a reserve list. When booking for more than two screenings, please advise which screening you would like to prioritise.