The Japan Society is pleased to offer a small group of members the opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea and a chat with director Naoko Nobutomo, before the Japan Foundation screening and Q&A of her documentary I Go Gaga, My Dear (2018). Join us for this special opportunity to talk about crucial topics in contemporary Japan such as aging and Alzheimer's with a Japanese female director.
Naoko Nobutomo is a Japanese film and television director. She was born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1961 and graduated from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Tokyo in 1984. She has been involved in documentary productions since 1986 when she started working for Fuji TV, making programmes dealing with social issues such as the North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens, young-onset dementia and the so-called “internet café refugees”. I Go Gaga, My Dear is her first film to be theatrically released. In this personal documentary, Nobumoto depicts the everyday routine of her 85-year-old mother and 93-year-old father, who live alone in their home, and the development of her mother’s Alzheimer’s.
I Go Gaga, My Dear Official Website (in Japanese)
Watch the trailer of I Go Gaga, My Dear (in Japanese):
2:00 pm – Afternoon Tea at Cinnamon Bazaar
4:45 pm – Film Screening at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
28 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7JS
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
£45 per head for afternoon tea and film screening
Priority for Japan Society Members
Book online here
Booking deadline: Tuesday 11 February 2020
AFTERNOON TEA MENU*
Selection of Teas
Fish Finger Sandwich with tomato chutney
Chicken Katti Roll-in pastry with mustard & pepper (d)
Vegetarian Alternatives [Bombay sandwich – potato & green chutney (v) (d)(gf) – Paneer Kati Roll-in pastry with mustard & paper (v)(d)]
Papadi Chaat: Crisp wheat, tangy tamarind, yoghurt and chickpea vermicelli (v)
Puchka / Pani Puri: Semolina shell with tangy sweet & sour water (v)
Macaron: macaron with cinnamon cream (n)
Mishti Doi (gf): Baked/steamed yoghurt with mango curd
Pistachio Cake: With a rosewater marshmallow (n)
(gf) Gluten-free (df) Dairy-free (v) Vegetarian (n) Contains nuts
* Please inform us of any allergies and dietary requirements when booking. We make every effort to accommodate all requirements, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet all requests.
To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email email@example.com or submit the online booking form.
A full refund will be given where notice of cancellation is received by Tuesday 11 February 2020. In other cases, refunds will be given at the discretion of the Japan Society and event partners.
Japan Society members discount
Japan Society members will receive discounted tickets for any Japan Foundation programme screening. To obtain your discount, please enter the promotion code JS20 when booking online, by phone or at the ICA box-office. This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
Japan Society member price:
£12 per screening (includes card payment online fee)
£11 per screening (by phone and at the ICA box-office)
To learn more about the film and the Japan Foundation annual touring film programme, visit www.jpf-film.org.uk.