Watch the BFI Japan 2020 trailer.
In this major season, we spotlight filmmakers who have inspired admiration and fascination around the world. We begin our story with Akira Kurosawa, and over the coming months we’ll present films from the Golden Age, a focus on Yasujiro Ozu, new wave rebels, the visionary creations of anime, the netherworlds of J-horror, and so much more from archive rarities to contemporary works and cult classics.
This landmark season will take place on BFI Player from 11 May, with new online collections released each month, and we expect to present it at BFI Southbank and cinemas nationwide later this year.
Blu-rays and books
Pre-order The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice (Dual Format Edition)
Pre-order Funeral Parade of Roses (2-Disc Blu-ray)
The Japanese Cinema Book is out now, published by BFI and Bloomsbury to coincide with the season.
In partnership with
With special thanks to
With the kind support of
Janus Films/The Criterion Collection, Kadokawa Corporation, Kawakita Memorial Film Institute, Kokusai Hoei Co., Ltd, Nikkatsu Corporation, Toei Co., Ltd
Godzilla 1954 © Toho Co., Ltd.
Harakiri ©1962 Shochiku Co., Ltd.