The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020

Happiness is a State of Mind

Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema

17 February – 5 March

The Japan Foundation’s annual touring film programme returns in 2020 with an exciting showcase of Japanese cinema through the narrative framework of the ways in which people feel ‘happiness’. From recently released contemporary works, to anime and documentary, as well as classic masterpieces, the programme aims to demonstrate how uniquely people define the importance of happiness in their lives.  With an assortment of stories about people from different walks of life, it will also explore some burning issues existing in the current Japanese society, showcasing cinematic voices and skills of both the experienced and emerging filmmakers.

Films in this season