Once Upon a Time in Japan - Japan Foundation touring film programme returns to the UK
1-7 February 2013 at the ICA and until 27 March 2013 nationwide


The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) welcomes the 10th anniversary of the Japan Foundation's touring film programme from 1 to 7 February 2013 with "Once Upon a Time in Japan". This year's showcase of contemporary Japanese cinema examines the country's past through the eyes of contemporary filmmakers such as Hirokazu Kore-eda and Takashi Miike.The film programme features works by both established and lesser known filmmakers whose aim is to reinterpret, reinvent or relive moments of times past.

The ICA will be screening UK premieres of Rebirth (Yokame no semi), Castle Under Fiery Skies (Katen no shiro), Ninja Kids!!! (Nintama rantaro), Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust (Baburu e go! Taimu mashin wa doramu-shiki) and a London premiere of Zero Focus (Zero no shoten).

Following the showings at the ICA, the programme will continue to tour nationwide until 27 March 2013. It will travel to Sheffield, Birmingham, Belfast, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bristol and Nottingham.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is produced and organised by the Japan Foundation with kind support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Japan Airlines.

For details on film listings, please visit http://www.jpf-film.org.uk/