My Secret Cache

Films at the Embassy of Japan

My Secret Cache 

Monday, 24 October 2011, 18:30
Doors open at 18:00 No admittance after 19:00
Free admission. Prior registration essential.

Directed by  Shinobu Yaguchi 矢口史靖 /1997/83 mins

Much of the comedy of this film is generated by the ungainly physical humour of Sakiko’s single minded determination, using voice-over, flashback, and other forms of reconstructed narrative such as the ‘flick book’.

Money-lover, Sakiko is abducted by bank robbers to the Aokigahara forest, famous for its confusing layout and magnetic soil that confuses compasses. There they crash and burn: only Sakiko survives, unable to forget the money that she knows survived but which everyone else thinks burned up in the crash.

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Waterboys

Films at the Embassy: Waterboys

This high-spirited comedy follows a group of five hapless high-school boys who are roped into starting a synchronised swimming team. Despite a series of hurdles and hiccups, not least their own dismal record of failure, the boys bumble through the summer trying to prepare a routine for the school festival. Before long their public debut is upon them but will the Waterboys sink or swim…?

Directed by the talented Shinobu Yaguchi and nominated for eight prizes at the Japan Academy Awards in 2002, Waterboys won awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Music Score’.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011, 18:30
Doors open at 17:45 No admittance after 19:00

The Embassy of Japan

101-104 Piccadilly,

London W1J 7JT

Admission is free, but prior registration is essential.

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Photo Exhibition

Photo Exhibition

From 28 March 2011
The Embassy of Japan
101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
Open weekdays 09:30 – 17:30, closed weekends
Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy

With our thoughts and prayers for those affected by the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean earthquake and tsunami, a series of photographs will be on display at the Embassy of Japan from Monday, 28 March 2011. The photographs were taken in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck off Japan’s North East coast on Friday, 11 March.

Included in the display are images that show the extent of the damage caused, the conditions that the Japanese rescue services are facing, and the British Search and Rescue Team at work in North East Japan.

The Embassy of Japan is grateful to the Asahi Shimbun, Jiji Press, the Sankei Shimbun and the Yomiuri Shimbun for their generosity in donating the images and to The Color Company for printing them.


Film at the Embassy

Films at the Embassy

Wednesday, 20 April – Haru

The Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Admission is free, but prior registration is essential.

Wednesday, 20 April, 18:30

Doors open at 17:45. No admittance after 19:00

Haru

Yoshimitsu Morita/1996/118 mins
This film contains references of a sexual nature and may be unsuitable for children.

Considered experimental when it was first released in 1996, this sentimental drama is composed mostly of email messages. Hayami Noboru is a budding movie fan who decides to join a film forum on the internet using the name Haru. He finds an email friend online called Star. Though at first they are merely strangers finding anonymous solace in each other’s virtual company, they soon begin to realise the depths to which their feelings for each other have grown.

Winner of Best Screenplay and also Best Actress (Eri Fukatsu) at the 18th Yokohama Film Festival in 1997, Director Morita Yoshimitsu skilfully shows us that a computerised society has not destroyed human love…

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Due to the popularity of the Embassy screenings, films in 2011 will be advertised two at a time and bookings will be limited to ONE film per person, or per group of people.