Tag: Japan Foundation

January 24, 2021 · 0 comments

Japan Foundation Film Tour 2021

Japan Foundation Film Tour 2021

By Jasper Sharp. The ongoing Coronavirus crisis may have disrupted many aspects of the cultural calendar, but it is heartening to report that one the Japan Foundation UK Touring Film Programme is still pushing ahead. Its 18-film line-up for 2021 is organised under the theme “This is My Place: Carving out a sense of existence […]

December 18, 2019 · 0 comments

Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020

Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020

By Jasper Sharp. In customary fashion for the time of year, the Japan Foundation has just announced the programme for its annual touring film season to give us something to look forward to in these dark and joyless winter months. With 20 titles heading to 22 venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland between […]

July 16, 2019 · 0 comments

Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High

Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High

By Roxy Simons. Teiichi (Masaki Suda) wants to create his own empire. How’s that possible? By controlling the student council of Kaitei Supreme High School, of course. If he could run the school then Teiichi would become a shoe-in for a prestigious government position, and from there he could even become Prime Minister. With his father’s […]

February 6, 2019 · 0 comments

Pumpkin & Mayonnaise

Pumpkin & Mayonnaise

By Andrew Osmond. Some live-action manga adaptations proclaim they are manga adaptations in each and every frame, with lurid colours and effects, absurd costumes and acting that would look broad in a panto. Pumpkin and Mayonnaise, which is screening around the UK and Ireland as part of the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme for 2019, […]

January 29, 2019 · 0 comments

The Scythian Lamb

The Scythian Lamb

By Roxy Simons. “You don’t fear me?” Ryuhei Matsuda’s Miyakoshi asks council worker Tsukisue (Ryo Nishikido) when he arrives in the sleepy town of Uobuka, his new home for the next ten years. “You and I are humans,” Tsukisue responds, despite his reservations about the sudden influx of ‘suspicious’ people in the town. Miyakoshi is […]

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