Japan Foundation touring film programme: It Only Happens in the Movies?
30 January – 26 March 2015 nationwide

(All films are in Japanese with English subtitles)

This year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will provide an exciting programme of films under the narrative framework of ‘encounters’. Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, from popular contemporary films, classics through to animation, the programme will include titles in which characters experience seemingly unusual meetings, plunge into unexpected circumstances and new environments, as well as collide with different generations, ideals and ideas – asking the question, does it really only happen in the movies?

The season will be opening at the ICA, London on 30 January 2015 before touring to a further 10 venues nationwide (the largest number yet!) until late March 2015.

For more details about the film line-up please visit http://www.jpf-film.org.uk/

Film line-up:

Wood Job! (Ujjobu! K amusari Naanaa Nichijo)
Shinobu Yaguchi, 2014

My Little Sweet Pea (Mugiko - san to)
Keisuke Yoshida, 2013

Bolt from Blue (Seiten no hekireki)
Gekidan Hitori, 2014

Nobody to Watch Over Me (Daremo mamotte kurenai)
Ryoichi Kimizuka, 2009

The Light Shines Only There (Sokonominite hikari kagayaku)
Mipo O, 2014

A Letter to Momo (Momo e no tegami)
Hiroyuki Okiura, 2014

Jinx!!! (Jinkusu!!!)
Naoto Kumazawa, 2013

Scattered Clouds (Midaregumo)
Mikio Naruse, 1967

Blood and Bones (Chi to hone)
Yoichi Sai, 2004

Carmen from Kawachi
(Kawachi no Karumen)
Seijun Suzuki, 1966

Short Peace
Katsuhiro Otomo, Shuhei Morita, Hiroki Ando, Hajime Katoki, 2013

All About Our House (Minna no ie)
Koki Mitani, 2001


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.