Japanese Director Showcase


Celebrate some of the best ever names in Japanese Cinema with our Japanese Director Showcase, playing over the last few weeks of July 2022! 

Whether you love the devastating dramas of Ozu and Mizoguchi, the cult favourite horrors of Miike and Fukasaku, the inventive anime of Kon or the stunning action from Kurosawa, our eclectic selection should have something for all to enjoy!

Akira Kurosawa

Yojimbo (1961)

110 mins | Rated M

Yojimbo (1961)

110 mins | Rated M

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Friday July 15

Takashi Miike

Audition (2000)

115 mins | Rated R18

Audition (2000)

115 mins | Rated R18

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Saturday July 16

Kaneto Shindo

Onibaba (1964)

102 mins | Rated R16

Onibaba (1964)

102 mins | Rated R16

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Tuesday July 19

Satoshi Kon

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

92 mins | Rated M

Friday July 22

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Cure (1997) 25th Anniversary

111 mins | Rated R16

Saturday July 23

Kenji Mizoguchi

Ugetsu (1953)

97 mins | Rated PG

Ugetsu (1953)

97 mins | Rated PG

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Monday July 25

Kinji Fukasaku

Battle Royale (2000)

112 mins | Rated R18

Battle Royale (2000)

112 mins | Rated R18

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Friday July 29

Yasujirō Ozu

Late Spring (1949)

108 mins | Rated G

Late Spring (1949)

108 mins | Rated G

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Sunday July 31