Japan Foundation’s Free Film Screenings: “Summer Explorers!”

The Japan Foundation in London are putting on a series of free film screenings the first of which I posted about yesterday – Pre-Summer Explorers! – and this is the second series of screenings which has three films that aren’t screened in the UK all that often, or at all! Just click on the title to be taken through to the page to book tickets.

Sunday 12th August 2018: Courthouse Hotel Cinema
19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL

His Master’s Voice   Mouichido Film Poster

もういちど  「Mo ichido」

Release Date: August 23rd, 2014 (Japan)

Running Time: 95 mins.

Director: Hiroyuki Itaya

Writer: Hiroyuki Itaya (Screenplay/Original Story),

Starring: Nayuta Fukuzaki, Gori, Taihei Hayashiya, Mami Kumagai, Hisashiro Ogura, Momoka Ohno, Yasuko Tomita,

IMDB   Website

This film will be screened twice on August 12th, 14:00 and 18:40.

Synopsis: A, Edo Period drama focussing on the comic storytelling art of Rakugo, the story begins when Sadakichi (Nayuta Fukuzaki) returns home to take a holiday from his work after being bullied there. In order to cheer up their little son, his parents ask their gloomy looking neighbour, Taihei (Taihei Hayashiya), a former Rakugo storyteller, to give a performance for him. Sadakichi is deeply moved by his performance and hopes to become Taihei’s apprentice and learn the art.

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Abductee, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Kids Return: the Reunion, Oshin, Woman of Sunshine, Tokyo Shutter Girl and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Fast Baaba REcording TelevisionThis week has been one of getting back into a new work routine – different hours but I have made a start with my anime picks from the autumn season. I have started with Log Horizon, Coppelion, and Beyond the Boundary. In film terms I watched the live-action Rorouni Kenshin on Monday and it was pretty awesome.

The posts this week consisted of previewing films at the Leeds International Film Festival, the London International Animation Festival and giving my final thoughts on Attack on Titan.

Here are the trailers for the films released this weekend (trailers and synopses are brief due to a lack of time and way too many things happening):

Abductee                                     Abductee Film Poster

Japanese Title: アブダクティ

Romaji: Abudakutee

Running Time: 95 mins.

Release Date: October 12th, 2013

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi

Writer: Keisuke Makino (Screenplay)

Starring: Yoichi Nukumizu, Maari, Sawa Masaki, Jiji Boo, Miho Harita,Keiji Tanaka, Satoshi Shimizu, Masao Inutsuka

Atsushi Chiba (Nukumizu) is a middle-aged father who would never have thought that he would be kidnapped and stuck on a container ship tied up and surrounded by other people. With his mobile phone, a number tattooed to his hand and a black stone, he must figure out what is going on.


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