JFTFP24: Ripples12A

Directed by OGIGAMI Naoko | Japan | 2022 | 2h | Japanese w/ English subtitles | Starring TSUTSUI Mariko, MITSUISHI Ken, ISOMURA Hayato, ANDO Tamae.

Yoriko’s once ordinary life takes an unexpected turn when her husband and son abruptly depart, leaving her to shoulder the responsibility of caring for her ailing father-in-law. Seeking solace, Yoriko immerses herself in a new religious cult. However, her newfound tranquility is disrupted when her estranged family members suddenly reappear. Directed by Naoko Ogigami, one of Japan’s prolific women directors, this drama highlights the pressing social challenges faced by everyday Japanese people, delving into the burdens of caregiving as well as the lingering anxieties stemming from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

Image credit: ©2022 “RIPPLES” Film Partners

This screening is part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024.

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Wednesday 20 March

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Today (Friday 1st March)

15:30

The Zone of Interest 12A
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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


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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!