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
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