The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme - Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (JFTFP24), returns with its biggest showcase ever!

Memories play a powerful role in the mind. Shaped fluidly by individuals or time, they have been a source of inspiration for many filmmakers, fuelling their creativity to craft colourful stories. The JFTFP24 delves into Japanese cinema to explore how memories are employed in the cinematic voices of Japanese filmmakers, from films where memories are a focal point to works where they play a subliminal role in driving or affecting people’s minds and behaviour. With an incredibly diverse range of films all based on memories, time, and reflections, this year’s programme is set to provide UK audiences with memorable stories and unforgettable moments.

QUAD screens 21 films from the programme across two weekends, 9 – 11 February and 15 – 17 March.

Passes are available allowing entry to multiple screenings at a reduced rate. Visit this page to purchase a pass. Once you have bought a pass you will need to secure your seats in each individual screening. Please do this by adding tickets to the relevant films to your basket. These will reduce down to zero cost during the checkout process. 

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What's On

What's On

The Lump In My Heart

PG

A woman and her student daughter find their lives shattered by the prospect of breast cancer.

15 Mar

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From the End of the World

15

A sci-fi adventure in which a teenage girl discovers she holds the key to saving the world from impending doom.

15 Mar

From the End of the World

15

A sci-fi adventure in which a teenage girl discovers she holds the key to saving the world from impending doom.

15 Mar

Voices in the Wind

PG

A schoolgirl hitchhikers over 1300km, meeting both helping and unkind hands along the way.

16 Mar

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The Zen Diary

PG

A widowed writer plans a feast to celebrate the life of his mother-in-law.

16 Mar

The Zen Diary

PG

A widowed writer plans a feast to celebrate the life of his mother-in-law.

16 Mar

Twilight Cinema Blues

12A

A comedy in which a young man returns to his hometown & joins the staff of an independent cinema.

16 Mar

Hand

18

A young woman begins to undergo a gradual transformation when enters a new relationship.

16 Mar

YOKO

15

A woman hitchhikers through Japan to attend the funeral of her father.

17 Mar

Sabakan

PG

Two boys set off on an adventure to see dolphins on a remote island.

17 Mar

Egoist

18

A romance develops between a fashion editor and a personal trainer.

17 Mar

A Man

12A

After her husband dies, a woman discovers he was not who she thought he was.

17 Mar

Hit Me Anyone One More Time!

PG

A man wakes up with amnesia only to be informed he is the Prime Minister of Japan!

09 Feb

The Inerasable

15

A horror novelist investigates the strange, unsettling sound a college student claims she hears in her room.

09 Feb

Do Unto Others + Director Q+A

12A

A care worker who has killed many elderly people insists that his actions were not murder.

10 Feb

The Snow Flurry

12A

A unique family saga was from a masterful Japanese director.

10 Feb

Hoarder On The Border

12A

After joining a cleaning crew a man enters an unimaginable world — that of hoarders.

10 Feb

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

PG

Six lonely students fare set the task of finding a key in order to be granted any wish they desire.

11 Feb

Shadow of Fire

15

An orphan, a prostitute and a demobbed soldier form a makeshift family in the ruins of post-WW2 Tokyo.

10 Feb

Winny

12A

The true story of the trial of the man who created Japan’s Napster.

11 Feb

Thousand and One Nights

12A

A woman investigates her husband’s disappearance. Was he kidnapped by North Korean agents?

11 Feb

Mondays: See You ‘This’ Week

PG

A comedy in which a group of office workers must find their way out of a time loop.

11 Feb

Ice Cream Fever

PG

An intricate compilation of stories of the human relations of multiple female singletons who live and work in Tokyo.

10 Feb

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