Ora, Ora Be Goin’ Alone (tba)


Ora, Ora Be Goin’ Alone (tba)

Tuesday 15th March 2022

Dir. Okita Shuichi, Japan, 2020, 137 mins, subtitled. Cast. Tanaka Yuko, Aoi Yu.

Momoko lives alone on the outskirts of Tokyo. She has built a family and lived happily for 55 years since coming to Tokyo at age 20 to avoid an arranged marriage. Her plans for peaceful twilight years with her husband were thwarted due to his sudden death. But since then, she has found three companions. Momoko regains the energy to continue her journey through life in the past and present along with memories and reality that intertwine. Ora, Ora Be Goin’ Alone is based on the novel of the same title written by Wakatake Chisako, which earned her the Akutagawa Prize at age 63.

Cosmetic goodie bag competition:
Japan Foundation Touring Programme's sponsors SUQQU and Athletia, have kindly supplied goodie bags to win at the screenings of Will I be Single Forever and Ora Ora be Goin’ alone. Book a ticket and attend the screening for a chance to win a goodie bag containing skincare and make-up products! We’ll give away 2 goodie bags at each screening. The winners will be picked at random among audience members and announced at the end of the screening.

Dates & Times

 Tuesday 15th Mar 2022  5:30pm
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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

Will I be Single Forever – Tuesday 8th March
Ora Ora Be Goin’ Alone – Tuesday 15 March
The House on the Lost On The Cape – Tuesday 22 March
Life Untitled – Tuesday 29th March

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 19th edition with an exciting showcase of Japanese films, most of which have only recently been released in Japan, and all of which intricately render their respective dark depths of the human mind.
So, what constitutes an unfathomable ‘dark mind’ lurking beneath the surface in modern age Japan? Would the definition of it now be more diverse when the society we are living in is more complicated than before? Does such a psychological state add to an interesting cinematic story?
From recently released contemporary works, to anime and rare classics, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 aims to answer these questions and demonstrate how films, seemingly different in tone and style, have the same facet running through them and that all ultimately deal in human darkness. From crime films to charming dramas, presenting an assortment of stories about people from different walks of life, this programme will showcase the cinematic voices and skills of both experienced and emerging filmmakers and aims to cater to the varied tastes of the UK audiences.

Organised by: The Japan Foundation
Major Supporters: Yakult, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Sponsor in Kind: SUQQU, Athletia
Cultural Partner: The Japan Society

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