Running under the name Whose Film Is It Anyway?, this year's Japanese touring film festival focuses on the work of directors who are not yet well known in the UK. Its theme is narrative creativity and it aims to explore how these directors have found their voices in creating their art.

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Japan Film Festival Latest Reviews

Bad Company
Bad Company
A teenager is caught between his desire to rebel and his desire to please his father.
Heart, Beating In The Dark
Heart, Beating In The Dark
A young couple meet their older selves running from their dark pasts.
A girl was raped at 15, and gave birth to her daughter. 17 years later, mother, daughter, and grandfather live a meagre life together in their van.

Japan Foundation Touring Festival Features

Sleep furiously
Katsumi Sakaguchi on his new film and challenging Japanese attitudes to rape.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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