Festival Pass for The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024. Purchase a limited pass to get tickets to all four screenings for the price of three.
Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024
Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema
The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (JFTFP24), returns with its biggest showcase ever!
Memories play a powerful role in the mind. Shaped fluidly by individuals or time, they have been a source of inspiration for many filmmakers, fuelling their creativity to craft colourful stories. The JFTFP24 delves into Japanese cinema to explore how memories are employed in the cinematic voices of Japanese filmmakers, from films where memories are a focal point to works where they play a subliminal role in driving or affecting people’s minds and behaviour. With an incredibly diverse range of films all based on memories, time, and reflections, this year’s programme is set to provide UK audiences with memorable stories and unforgettable moments.
Want to see all four films for the price of three? We have put a limited number of festival passes on sale alongside tickets for individual film screenings.
Use the film links below to book tickets to this year’s screenings at the Ultimate Picture Palace.
Based on Keiichiro Hirano’s bestselling novel, Kei Ishikawa’s gripping psychological crime thriller swept the 2023 Japanese Academy Awards, winning eight awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
A group of office workers realise that their lives are stuck in an endless loop. The only way to stop the cycle? To convince their oblivious boss. A sci-fi comedy cross between Groundhog Day and Office Space.
A woman whose husband and son suddenly leave her to turns to a new religious cult for comfort. However, her newfound tranquility is disrupted when her family members suddenly return.
When a young filmmaker befriends a homeless film lover, the two become involved with their local independent cinema. Hideo Jojo’s heartfelt tribute to cinema unfolds as a delightful tragicomedy.
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!