'+ Subtitled + Special Meal Deal
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020
Dir. Hiroshi Okuyama
2019 | 78 mins | Japan
Japanese with English subtitles
Winner of the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival New Directors Award.
Having relocated from the big city to a rural town, timid Yura (SATO Yura) feels isolated in his new Christian school. Initially sceptical of the new worshipping practice, he begins to have apparitions of a tiny, mute Jesus who seems to answer his prayers. But he should be careful what he wishes for
Enjoy a colourful bowl of steamed vegetables and rice, served with home-made pickles and crunchy sesame-coated fried tofu, served with a vegetable gyoza appetiser and complimentary green tea.
This one-off special will be served from 7pm until 8pm. Enjoy this meal after the 6pm screening of Bento Harassment or before the Jesus screening at 8.15pm.
Fancy a light bite? We’re offering our vegetable gyoza appetiser alongside a bottle of Asahi for only £6.95. You can pick up this offer throughout all of March!
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.