JFTFP24: From the End of the World


JFTFP24: From the End of the World

Thursday 21st March 2024

Tickets £5 / £4 concessions

Dir. Kaz I Kiriya, Japan, 2023, 135 mins. Cast. ITO Aoi, MAIGUMA Katsuya, ASAHINA Aya, NATSUKI Mari. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Age guidance: 15. Contains scenes of strong violence.

Image credits: ©2023 KIRIYA PICTURES

Hana (ITO Aoi), a high school girl with no immediate family and little to her name, is deep in the depths of despair when she is approached by a man claiming to be a member of a special government agency, who asks a bewildered Hana to tell him about her dreams.
Though Hana is unable to recall anything of note during the man’s visit, that night, she dreams of a young girl in a Sengoku-era (late fifteenth- to sixteenth-century) world, and of a woman who tells Hana that her dreams can rewrite destinies. Soon enough, Hana is caught up in the middle of a huge effort to save the world from its imminent end…

Directed by Kaz I Kiriya, known for his work on the English-language action film Last Knights, From the End of the World brings to the screen an apocalyptic time-travelling experience, blending the effective use of CGI with overwhelmingly human performances from its cast.

Dates & Times

 Thursday 21st Mar 2024  8:15pm
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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema

YOKO – Thursday 7 March, 8.30pm
Thousand and One Nights – Thursday 14 March, 5.45pm
From the End of the World – Thursday 21 March, 8.15pm
The Zen Diary – Thursday 28 March, 6pm

Experience Japan Through 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.

Organised by: The Japan Foundation
Major Supporter: The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Sponsor in Kind: SUQQU, Athletia, Clearspring, Pentel

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