East Side Stories
Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth
31 January to 27 March 2014
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This year’s Japan Foundation UK annual touring film programme will offer an enlightening and expansive introduction to Japanese cinema through the framework of ‘youth’.
Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, this programme will take a broad look at how the adults of tomorrow have been portrayed in Japanese cinema over the years by a number of established and up-and-coming directors, through stories of individuals struggling to find a sense of meaning and identity within the world.
About the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
Since 2004, the Japan Foundation, London has organised a Japanese film programme in close partnership with distinguished film venues and programme advisors in the UK. Each year, a programme of six to seven, largely contemporary, Japanese titles are put together under a carefully chosen theme to highlight trends in Japanese cinema and showcase the versatility and uniqueness displayed by Japanese filmmakers. The programme also showcases directors and works which, while being worthwhile, may have slipped under the radar of other film festivals or programmes.