Pre-Summer Explorers! 4th August

4 Aug 2018

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Soho Hotel Cinema

England, United Kingdom


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Our free Summer screenings have returned, and due to popularity we have added 3 extra days as part of our Pre-Summer Explorers programme!

From anime to 70’s horror, drama to eye opening documentaries,
discover something for everyone with our brand new season
of free Japanese cinema screenings.


NHK WORLD-JAPAN Double Bill (Part 1) 5:15pm (English Subtitles)

A Tale of Love & Honour: Life in Gion Dir. Maki Kubochi, 2017, 49min 

Take a peek into the distinct district of Gion in Kyoto and witness the proud and wistful stories of people belonging to this secret world in this fascinating documentary from NHK WORLD-JAPAN

Living Ninja Legend Masaaki Hatsumi 2016, 49 min 

Masaaki Hatsumi, 86 years old, is a living ninja in modern times. What is the essence of his astonishing art? This documentary investigates the hidden power of this ninja master.

House 7:20pm (English subtitles, suitable for ages 15+) Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977, 88min 

Nicknamed Oshare, meaning gorgeous, Miyuki (Kimiko Ikegami) was excited to spend the summer with her father, until she found out his new young wife would be joining them. Looking to escape this awkward situation, she decides to take six of her school friends to her aunt’s house in the countryside, and one by one, strange things start happening to them. This monumental horror comedy pushed the director Obayashi to the world of fame.

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