Japan Foundation Touring Programme 2023

Screenings throughout February & March

Always Evolving: Japanese Cinema Then, Now, and for the Future

The UK’s ever-evolving and largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema celebrates its 20th anniversary! With an exciting line up of films, most of which have only recently been released, but also featuring some masterpieces from the distant past, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 explores the theme of “the evolution of Japanese cinema”.

Audiences will be provided with food for thought: where has Japanese cinema come from? What is its current position in the world of cinema? And where is it heading next?

Come and see some of Japan’s finest cinematic works, with films that showcase varied tones and styles, as well as the diverse skills of both experienced and emerging film talents.

NOTE: Films without BBFC certification can only be screened to over 18s. This does not necessarily mean that the films contain adult content.