Akira15

Katsuhiro Ohtomo | Japan | 1988 | 2h 5m | Japanese/subs | Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Toyama, Taro Ishida, Mizuho Suzuki, Tetsusho Genda

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school dropouts, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon – telekinetic humans. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of Akira as well as Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Sat 20 Nov, 15:15) and Paprika (Sat 20 Nov, 21:00) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost.

           

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk

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We showed Akira between November 19, 2021 and November 19, 2021.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

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