(Un)true Colours – Secrets and Lies in Japanese Cinema, 21 February – 13 March

Depot is participating in the longstanding annual Japanese film season The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

The Japan Foundation has assembled more than ten Japanese works, to be screened at various venues across the UK. Commencing at London’s ICA, the programme tours venues including Watershed, Showroom, the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and also Depot in Lewes.


(Un)true Colours – Secrets and Lies in Japanese Cinema

Everybody has once told a lie or kept something hidden from others. Whether for good intentions or otherwise, it is a fundamental and intriguing aspect of human nature which has provided inspiration to countless storytellers and filmmakers.

With diverse cinematic voices, The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018 features some of the best examples of cinema from Japan and will look at how the country’s filmmakers have been drawn to portraying the (un)true colours of human nature. The twists and turns of life portrayed in the programme are at times heart-rending, at other times hilarious, but always enthralling.

Programmed and produced by Junko Takekawa, Paul Graham, Yuri Kubota and coordinated by Darian De La Cruz and Melisha Kontemeniotis. Special thanks to Kiyomi Nakazaki, Dr Alexander Jacoby and Jasper Sharp.




Films in this season

Carol 15
Thu 6 Dec 11:00
In 1950s New York, department..

Double Indemnity PG
Thu 3 Jan 11:00
An insurance representative lets himself..

Never Let Me Go 12A
Thu 7 Feb 11:00
The lives of three friends,..

Secret Life of Walter Mitty U
Thu 7 Mar 11:00
A clumsy daydreamer gets caught..