Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018
24th January 2018
This February, join us for the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018! Running Mon 5 Feb - Mon 26 Mar, we will be screening a variety of Japanese Films, including a special guest appearance from screenwriter Kosuke Mukai! Kosuke Mukai is a Writer, Cinematographer, and Editor, know for screen writing for an array of Japanese series and films, including the well acclaimed Shinya Shokudo (2009 - present), Linda Linda, Linda (2005), and The Girl in the Sun (2013).
Mon 5 Feb - Gukoroku (Traces of Sin)
Investigative reporter Tanaka immerses himself into an unsolved shocking murder case story of the ‘perfect’ family and soon discovers that the family in question was not the ideal it was believed to be. Kei Ishikawa’s crime mystery explores the dark sides of social cliques and human nature.
Join us after the film for a Q&A with screenwriter Kosuke Mukai!
Kosuke Mukai is a Writer, Cinematographer, and Editor, know for screen writing for an array of Japanese series and films, including the well acclaimed Shinya Shokudo (2009 - present), Linda Linda, Linda (2005), and The Girl in the Sun (2013). He was awarded the Ryuzo Kikushima Award in 2007 for his contribution as a screenwriter for The Matsugane Potshot (2007) and was the winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 71 annual Mainichi Film Concours Film Awards for his screenplay for the film Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow (2016). His most recent narrative Gukoroku: Traces of Sin (2016) was shown at Venice Film Festival in 2016.
Mon 19 Feb - Ankoku Joshi (The Dark Maidens)
Set in an academy for daughters of the rich and powerful, this captivating murder mystery revolves around the death of literature club chairman Itsumi – rumours soon circulate that the culprit is one of the club’s members; but who did it?
Mon 12 Mar - Stranger Mukohadan (Sword of the Stranger)
In this breath-taking anime set in feudal-era Japan, young Kotaru is pursued by assassins from the Ming Dynasty. When his loyal dog Tobimaru is injured, Kotaru reluctantly recruits a nameless samurai for protection, unaware that “No-name” has his own inner demons to battle.
Mon 26 Mar - Oh Lucy!
55-year-old office drone Setsuko finds salvation in the form of John, an American teacher in a Tokyo language school with an unorthodox approach to teaching. When John abruptly quits and returns home, Setsuko sets off to the States on a journey of discovery.
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