JFTFP24: Festival Pass12A

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (JFTFP24), returns with its biggest showcase ever and, this year, is coming to The Ultimate Picture Palace. 


Since 2004, the Japan Foundation, London has been organising an annual Japanese film programme in close partnership with distinguished film venues and programme advisors in the UK. Each year, from recently released contemporary films to classics and anime, the Japan Foundation showcase a selection of titles which otherwise do not have an opportunity to be screened in the UK. These titles are curated under a carefully chosen theme to highlight trends in Japanese cinema and showcase the versatility and uniqueness displayed by its filmmakers. This year the theme is ‘Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema’.

As part of this year’s UK tour, the UPP is showing four titles over four weeks in March: award-winning psychological thriller A Man (Wed 6 Mar 6pm); sci-fi comedy Mondays: See You ‘This’ Week! (Wed 13 Mar 8.30pm); bittersweet drama Ripples (Wed 20 Mar 6pm); and Hideo Jojo’s heartfelt tribute to independent cinemas Twilight Cinema Blues (Wed 27 Mar 8.30pm).

Want to see all four films for the price of three? Use the booking link on this page to purchase one of our limited festival passes. Tickets to individual screenings are also available.


These screenings are part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024.

Sorry - you missed it!

We showed JFTFP24: Festival Pass between March 6, 2024 and March 27, 2024.

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What else is on?

Tomorrow (Monday 22nd July)


Female Trouble 18
1h 29m
"Nice girls don't wear cha-cha heels!" Cult filmmaker John Waters' follow-up to his notorious Pink Flamingos stars Divine as a bratty teenager who transforms into a fame-hungry monster driven by egomaniacal, murderous impulses.

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The Nature of Love 15
1h 50m | French w/ English subtitles
In French-Canadian director Monia Chokri’s sharply perceptive romantic comedy, a 40-year-old philosophy professor, stuck in a loveless marriage, embarks on an affair with the young craftsman working on their home.

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Tuesday 23rd July


Inside Out 2 U
HOH Subtitles
1h 36m
In Pixar's eagerly anticipated sequel to their Oscar-winning animation, Riley becomes a teeanger and has a whole new set of emotions to help her navigate her way through new friendships and changing family relationships.

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Kinds of Kindness 18
2h 44m
A man takes control of his life. A man's missing wife returns. A woman searches for a spiritual leader with a unique ability. Three stories come together in Yorgos Lanthimos' dark comedy, starring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, and Willem Dafoe.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!