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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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.
Sleep
Sleep
A girl was raped at 15, and gave birth to her daughter. Seventeen 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.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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