Our popular Summer Explorers free film season returns!
From puppetoon animation to Samurai comedy, and a film version of Japan’s mega hit TV drama, we have something to suit all ages and tastes.
Tickets are free, but booking through Eventbrite is essential.
His Master’s Voice 2:00pm & 6.40pm (Dir. Hiroyuki Itaya, 2014, 95min)
Set in the Edo Period, Sadakichi (Nayuta Fukuzaki) returns home to take a holiday from his work after being bullied there. In order to cheer up their little son, his parents ask their gloomy looking neighbour, Taihei (Taihei Hayashiya), a former Rakugo storyteller, to give a performance for him. Sadakichi is deeply moved by his performance and hopes to become Taihei’s apprentice.
2:00pm booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/his-masters-voice-200pm-tickets-48023635988
6:40pm booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/his-masters-voice-640pm-tickets-48024626952
Giovanni’s Island 4.15pm (Dir. Mizuho Nishikubo, 2014, 104min)
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast. On the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.
Booking – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/giovannis-island-tickets-48024243806