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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is back for its 20th edition, this time exploring the theme of The Evolution of Japanese Cinema. The programme asks, “Where has Japanese cinema come from? What is its current position in the world of cinema? Where is it heading next?”

Japan Foundation: Under the Open Sky

Mikami Masao (Yakusho Koji), is released from prison after thirteen years for murder. Having no friends or family and no valid skills for work opportunities, he struggles to re-enter society.
25 February 2023
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Japan Foundation: Angry Son

Iikuza Kasho’s beautifully written first feature explores the struggles of a gay, biracial high schooler growing up in a single-parent household.
04 March 2023
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Japan Foundation: Lesson in Murder

After receiving a letter from the worst serial killer in history (Abe Sadawo), Masaya’s (Okada Kenshi) university days build to a crescendo of nauseating dread as he learns a cruel truth.
05 March 2023
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Japan Foundation: Blue Thermal

This coming-of-age animation portrays college students enthralled by the blue skies, throwing themselves full-heartedly into the world of flying.
11 March 2023
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Japan Foundation: My Broken Mariko

Based on an evocative manga by Waka Hirako, distinguished director Tanada Yuki, who excels in the portrayal of female protagonists, sensitively depicts the emotional turmoil of two young women and their trauma.
18 March 2023
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Japan Foundation: What A Wonderful Family!

On her birthday, Tomiko serves her husband Shuzo divorce papers which throws a seemingly “happy family” into turmoil.
19 March 2023
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Japan Foundation: Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me?

A psychological game of cat and mouse ensues when love affairs are exposed in Horie Takahiro's comical yet piercing look at what makes a marriage survive.
25 March 2023
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Japan Foundation: The Million Ryo Pot

Digitally remastered, this 1935 comedy drama about the search for a pot containing a secret treasure map, is one of the only surviving masterpieces of Yamanaka Sadao.
26 March 2023
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