Japan Foundation touring film programme: It Only Happens in the Movies?
Nationwide until 26 March 2015

(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 touring 10 venues nationwide (the largest number yet!) until late March 2015.

These are:

- Watershed, Bristol
- Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT), Belfast
- QUAD, Derby
- mac birmingham, Birmingham
- Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Dundee
- Filmhouse, Edinburgh
- Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
- Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
- Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

For more details about the tour and the full film line-up, please click here.

Wood Job, Shinobu Yaguchi, 2014

Carmen from Kawachi (c) 1966 Nikkatsu Corporation

The Handsome Suit, Tsutomu Hanabusa 2008

A Letter to Momo (c) 2012 "A Letter to Momo" Film Partners


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.