Walk Cheerfully + Live ScorePG

Directed by Yasujirō Ozu | Japan | 1930 | 1h 32m | English and Japanese narration | Starring Satoko Date, Nobuko Matsuzono, Hiroko Kawasaki

A small-time thief turns his back on a life of crime after he unexpectedly falls in love, but starting over isn’t as simple as it sounds. Ozu’s silent homage to American crime films is an unusually fast-paced and stylish noir replete with humour and emotional depth.

This screening will be accompanied by a specially composed live score is by musician Sylvia Hallett, who deploys electronics alongside traditional instruments, and traditional Benshi narration courtesy of actress and artist Tomoko Komura.

This event is a collaboration with TORCH as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme: Japan Season. Also as part of Japan 2021: 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 Walk Cheerfully + Live Score between November 10, 2021 and November 10, 2021.

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Today (Saturday 15th June)

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20:30

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As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 16th June)

14:30

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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17:30

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
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20:00

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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