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Reel Japan Film Festival 2016

Press Release.

Reel JapanReal Cinema. Real Culture. Reel Japan.

Date: Bank Holiday Weekend, Sat April 30th/Sun May 1st

Tickets: Available from April 1st, £5 per film(limited to 100 seats per screening) Day ticket £15 (4 screenings), Weekend ticket £25 (8 screenings)

Venue: The Yard Theatre Unit 2A, Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN

About Reel Japan Film Festival:

Having started life in January of this year as Brick Lane Japan Film Festival we decided to make a change. Our first event was fantastic and we couldn’t have been happier with the turnout, reaction and support received (12,000 ‘interested’ hits on Facebook and online tickets sold out). However, when it came to plan for the second event, something didn’t feel right; we wanted to think bigger, we wanted to think better, we wanted to represent the whole of London and not be confined to just one area (much as we love Brick Lane!) and ultimately we wanted to more clearly represent who we are and what we’re trying to do.

Reel Japan more accurately reflects our vision. ‘Reel’ represents cinema. We are, and always will be a film festival; committed to bringing the best and most exciting Japanese cinema to these shores. ‘Japan’ needs no explanation! It’s the country from whose films we love and want to share with the world. ‘Reel Japan’ represents our commitment to breaking away from stereotypes to show vibrant, colourful, exciting, modern Japan. Real Cinema. Real Culture. Reel Japan. We hope you’ll continue with us on our journey…

Reel Japan Film Festival: Twisted Love

Be it in London or Tokyo, the course of love never runs smooth. Reel Japan proudly presents a selection of films that explore the darker side of love, relationships and life. From some of the biggest directors currently working in Japan including Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins), Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo, the Iron Man) and Sion Sono (Suicide Club) to the freshest rising stars, we’ve put a lineup together that represents the best in contemporary Japanese cinema from filmmakers who dare to take you somewhere a little… twisted.


A Snake in June

be my baby promo

Be My Baby


Saturday April 30th 12:00

A SNAKE OF JUNE Dir. Shunya Tsukamoto, 77mins 13:45

BE MY BABY Dir. Daisuke Muira, 139mins 16:30

GREATFUL DEAD Dir. Eiji Uchida, 98mins 18:40

HIMIZU Dir. Sono Shion, 129mins Sunday May 1st 11:30 LALA PIPO Dir. Masayuki Miyano, 93mins 13:30

MEMORIES OF MATSUKO Dir. Tetsuya Nakashima, 130mins 16:00

ISN’T ANYONE ALIVE Dir. Sogo Ishii, 113mins 18:30 LESSON OF EVIL Dir. Takeshi Miike, 129mins

For further information on Reel Japan Film Festival check out our Facebook page or contact us at the following address: E-mail: reeljapan2016@gmail.com

Organizer: Christopher O’Keeffe

Films: thirdwindowfilms.com

Related Posts:

DVD Review: Isn’t Anyone Alive? A Film By Gakuryu (Sogo) Ishii

DVD/Blu-ray Review: Himizu – A Film By Sion Sono



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