The House of the Lost on the Cape (PG)


The House of the Lost on the Cape (PG)

Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Dir. Kawatsura Shinya, Japan, 2021, 100 mins, subtitled. Cast. Ashida Mana, Awano Sari, Tasso Takuya.

The House of the Lost on the Cape is an Anime adaptation of the Japanese novel by Sachiko Kashiwaba. 17-year-old run-away Yui and 8-year-old Hiyori have no place to go when they run into Kiwa, a strange old lady who offers them a place to stay. Despite it being a slightly banged-up old house overlooking the sea the two girls find comfort in this legendary building, said to look after lost travellers and they embrace a mysterious but warm communal life within the old house. As the warm hospitality of Kiwa takes effect both girls’ damaged hearts begin to heal little by little. Until one day, a variety of strange beings which Kiwa calls “Fushigitto” begin popping up around the house…

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 Tuesday 22nd Mar 2022  6:00pm
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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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