I Go Gaga, My Dear (PG)
Events Temporarily Postponed
Wed 18 Mar 2020
Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020
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Dir. Nobutomo Naoko
2018 | 102 mins | Japan
Japanese with English subtitles
Filmmaker Nobutomo begins to notice gradual changes affecting her nonagenarian mother. Turning the camera on her parents life, she presents an intimate portrait of the highs and lows of a family living with Alzheimers and the reality of geriatric care in Japans super ageing society.
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Please note, the film will start promptly as there will be no adverts before this screening.
Happiness is A State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema
The UKs largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 17th edition under the concept of happiness.
Happiness, though universal in its importance, is felt so subjectively by humankind that the definition of the concept is still very elusive. And yet, the search for happiness has long provided Japanese cinema with a staple theme, and it is within its framework that the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020 has been curated.
Embracing the rich and complex spectrum of emotions that go hand in hand with this concept, the programme seeks to present the highs and lows experienced in pursuit of happiness in Japan, showcasing diverse cinematic voices as they shine a light on stories of love, social inclusion, the resilience of humankind through times of hardship, and non-conventional paths to achieving and maintaining joy.
Since 2004, the Japan Foundation has showcased, in close partnership with distinguished film venues across the nation, some of the finest Japanese films in order to introduce their versatility and uniqueness to the UK. With a line-up of contemporary titles that have never had a UK release, documentaries, anime, and classic masterpieces, there is always something for everybody.