Art & Design

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme:
IKIRU,The highs and lows of life in Japanese cinema

5 February - 26 March 2016, Various nationwide


ICA, London

Phoenix, Leicester

mac birmingham, Birmingham

Watershed, Bristol

QUAD, Derby

Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

Brewery Arts Centre, Cumbria

Broadway, Nottingham

HOME, Manchester


Inspired by Akira Kurosawa's iconic 1952 film IKIRU ("To Live"), the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 will provide an exciting collection of films looking at the way in which Japanese filmmakers have been observing and capturing people's lives, and how people across the ages persever, negotiate and reconcile with the environment and situation they live in.

For full details of the lineup and participating venues, please visit the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme website.


Film line-up:

The Cowards who looked to the sky (ふがいない僕は空を見た) Yuki Tanada (2012), 140min

A farewell to Jinu (ジヌよさらば〜かむろば村へ〜) Suzuki Matsuo, (2015), 121min

The Letter (手紙) Jiro Shono (2006), 121min

Pecoross’ Mother and her days (ペコロスの母に会いに行く) Azuma Morisaki (2013), 113min

Cheers From Heaven (天国からのエール) Makoto Kumazawa (2011), 114min

Noriben - The recipe for fortune (のんちゃんのり弁) Akira Ogata (2009), 107min

Uzumasa Limelight (太秦ライムライト) Ken Ochiai (2014), 103min

I'll give it my all...Tomorrow (僕はまだ本気だしてないだけ) Yuichi Fukuda (2013), 105min

Being Good (きみはいい子)Mipo O (2015), 121min

Tale of a butcher shop (ある精肉店のはなし) Aya Hanabusa (2013), 109min

A Japanese Tragedy (日本の悲劇) Keisuke Kinoshita (1953), 144min

The elegant life f Mr Everyman (江分利満氏の優雅な生活) Kihachi Okamoto(1963), 102min

Anthem of the Heart (心がさけびたがってるんだ。) Tatsuyuki Nagai (2015), 119min

Miss hokusai (百日紅〜Miss Hokusai〜) Keiichi Hara (2015), 93min

5 February - 26 March 2016
ICA London and Variouse Nationwide
The Japan Foundation