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. 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A LIMITED FESTIVAL PASS

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.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A LIMITED FESTIVAL PASS

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

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Wednesday 6 March

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What else is on?

Today (Friday 1st March)

15:30

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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18:00

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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21:00

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

Book here

20:30

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

Book here


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!