Dir: Emiko Hiramatsu
Cast: Erika Toda, Sakurako Ohara, Yui Sakuma
119mins   2019   Japan   PG   Japanese    Subtitled   

Ano Hi No Orugan

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020
Happiness is a State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema

In the closing months of WWII, Japanese cities are being bombed at a frightening pace leading to many innocent casualties. Kindergarten teacher Kaede and music teacher Mitsue band together to take the children under their care to safety outside of Tokyo. They find shelter and a modicum of safety at an old abandoned temple in Saitama as Tokyo burns. Music and an organ brings solace during a terrifying time.

Organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and Yakult, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, and in Cultural Partnership with Modern Culture.

One lucky audience member will WIN a gift bag courtesy of the Japanese luxury cosmetic brand SUQQU