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Destiny: The Tale Of Kamakura
(Kamakura Monogatari, 鎌倉物語)
Dir. Takashi Yamazaki
2017 | 129 min | Japan
Japanese with English subtitles
- Wed 20 Mar: 7.30pm + Pre Film Dining
Soon after tying the knot with mystery author Masakazu Isshiki (Masato Sakai), young bride Akiko (Mitsuki Takahata) finds her new life in old-town Kamakura steeped in legend as frequent encounters with supernatural creatures become her everyday normalcy. However, upon waking one day, Masakazu finds his new bride spirited away, seemingly having departed for the afterworld. Resonant of Japanese mythology, Masakazu embarks on an epic journey to the other side to bring her back and meet his destiny – but will he succeed?
Takashi Yamazaki offers an offbeat narrative where lore and reality are spun together in this extravagant live-action adaptation of Ryohei Saigan’s fantasy manga, stylised in a distinctively Hollywood mode.
Enjoy a specially prepared two-course meal in our Café Bar before watching the film on Wed 20 Mar.
£15: Cinema and meal ticket
£18.95: Cinema, meal and glass of wine
Part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019
People Still Call It Love: Passion, Affection And Destruction In Japanese Cinema
Love, in all its semblances and dimensions, is a state so universally experienced by humankind that it has provided a perpetual source of inspiration in the long history of global cinema.
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 features thoughtfully selected works from Japan’s artistic repertoire, all focusing on this theme in one way or another. As the conventional binaries defining what it means to love continually give way to new understandings of this sweeping emotion, so too does this year’s curation aim to provide insights into a wider context of love in Japanese society.