Japan 2021

A Time of Change and How Japanese Film Bore Witness to It

In this richly illustrated talk we’ll explore how filmmakers dramatised the transitions of a nation.

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Total runtime 90min

The mid-20th-century golden age of Japanese cinema emerged from a country in the throes of dramatic and irreversible transformation. In this richly illustrated talk, season co-programmer Alexander Jacoby will explore how Japanese filmmakers dramatised and commented on the changing circumstances, lifestyles, values and norms of a nation as it endured the traumas of the war period, before emerging into an increasingly prosperous post-war era.

Tickets £6.50.

Joint ticket available with Children of the Beehive + intro on Monday 25 October £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less); joint tickets must be booked via box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.