Art & Design

Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama

16 October - 29 November 2017, London

BFI presents, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, a season highlighting the female stars that shone in the melodrama of Japanese cinema's 'Golden Age'. The season features titles rarely screened in the UK, spotlighting the magnificent actors who starred in them - figures such as Kinuyo Tanaka, Setsuko Hara, Machiko Kyo, Isuzu Yamada and Hideko Takamine, who endure as beloved icons of Japanese cinema.


For full details of the programme and booking information, please visit the BFI website.


Public booking opens on 3 October 2017.

16 October - 29 November 2017
BFI Southbank, London
The Japan Foundation