An exclusive opportunity for Japanese language learners to use their language skills to talk with Yuki Tanada, considered one of Japan’s most talented filmmakers!
One of the highlights of the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme 2016 will be the screening The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky, Yuki Tanada’s 2012 movie that boldly reveals the inner lives, hardships and cooped-up feelings of individuals in modern day Japan. As part of her UK tour, Tanada herself will be hosting a very special evening for students of intermediate and advanced level Japanese, where they will be given the opportunity to ask her in Japanese about her life, her work and her feelings about Japanese society.
To help them express their ideas and feelings, participants will be supported by the Japan Foundation’s Japanese Language Advisors. Additionally, the fee will include complimentary tickets to view a screening of The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky (on Feb 9th, Cert. 18) prior to the event.
This really is a once in a lifetime chance for Japanese language learners to speak with a highly respected member of the Japanese film industry
– do not miss out!
- Fee: £10.00, including complimentary tickets to a screening of Tanada’s The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky on Feb. 9th
- Open to: Speakers of Japanese aged 18+ whose language ability is intermediate or advanced (approximately JLPT N3 level/JF Nihongo Standard B1 or above).
- Deadline to book: Extended! Tuesday 9th February 9:30am
Images: The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky, dir. Yuki Tanada, 2012
Yuki Tanada, Director
After studying filmmaking at the Image Forum in Tokyo, Tanada wrote, directed, and starred in Moru, an independently produced film which won the grand prize at the Pia Film Festival in 2011. Tanada followed with a documentary on the folk singer Wataru Takada in 2003 before directing the erotic comic drama Moon and Cherry in 2004. Her recent films include One Million Yen Girl (2008) which was honoured with the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award and was screened as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme in 2011, Ain’t No Tomorrows (2008), The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky (2012), screening as part of this year’s programme, The Mourning Recipe (2013) and Romance (2015). Tanada has written scripts for many of her films as well as contributing the script to Mika Ninagawa’s Sakuran (2007).
“With her films manifesting a unique wit and a genuine warmth and affection for her characters, [Tanada] is one of the most exciting arrivals on the scene” Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye
“There are only a handful of filmmakers like Tanada in Japan today, those whose work so keenly and unsentimentally examines the inner lives of everyday Japanese.” Chris MaGee, J Film Pow Wow
10 February 2016
from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
ICA London, The Mall, London. SW1Y 5AH
Screening of The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky supported by: