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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016

IKIRU: The Highs and Lows of Life in Japanese Cinema: 5 February to 26 March 2016

This year’s programme is titled ‘Ikiru: The Highs and Lows of Life in Japanese Cinema’, and taking inspiration from Akira Kurosawa’s classic Ikiru (“To Live”) will look at the way in which Japanese filmmakers have been observing and capturing people’s lives. This year’s programme is the largest yet and will feature a mixture of classics, animation and contemporary films, catering for all audiences’ tastes!

The season will open at the ICA, London on Friday, 5 February 2016 before touring to a further 12 venues until late March 2016. We are delighted to announce that this year’s participating venues are:

ICA, London
Phoenix, Leicester
mac birmingham, Birmingham
Watershed, Bristol
QUAD, Derby
Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Dundee
Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
HOME, Manchester

Specific information of each cinema’s line-up, screening dates and times will be added to shortly, so please keep checking back. We look forward to seeing you all at the programme soon!