Canadian comedian Glenn Wool is an established star of the London comedy circuit. He has appeared on numerous UK stand-up shows, including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News and many more. Dubbed by The Guardian as “effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of,” Howard will be performing at British bar Good Heavens. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him live in Tokyo!
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One of Britain’s most influential living artists, Opie produces landscapes and portraits defined by simple, schematic lines and blocks of colour. He also uses modern mediums, including computer-aided design, LED installations and LED screens. This is the first time in 11 years that Opie’s work will be shown in a Japanese museum.
PHOTO: TOWERS 1. 2018
British actor Nicholas Hoult stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the legendary novel The Lord of the Rings, in a film depicting his formative years. Written by Irish theatre writer David Gleeson and British writer Stephen Beresford.
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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the National Museum of Western Art, this exhibition traces the century-long voyage of the Matsukata Collection. The exhibition displays some 160 works by prominent artists, including van Gogh and Monet.
PHOTO: FRANK BRANGWYN, PORTRAIT OF MR. KOJIRO MATSUKATA (1916), THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART, TOKYO (DONATED BY THE HEIRS OF MR. KOJIRO MATSUKATA)
Preceding the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man, played by British actor Tom Holland, must overcome new obstacles that have come about as the world undergoes great changes.
A prominent 19th century designer, poet, social activist and leading figure in the British Arts and Crafts Movement, Morris revolutionised decorative art and textile design. This showcase will present books published by his famous Kelmscott Press.
Showcasing contemporary artwork, this exhibition features sound installations from two British artists: Oliver Beer and Susan Philipsz OBE. Best known for capturing sounds from objects and architecture, Beer’s original techniques allow for a fresh perspective to listening. Recipient of the 2012 Turner Prize for visual arts, Philipsz uses spaces, narratives and sounds to create interactive installations around the globe.
DEVILS (DETAIL), 2017. © OLIVER BEER. PHOTO BY STEPHEN WHITE. COLLECTION OF MUSEUM VOORLINDEN. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC.
Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this retelling of the dramatic life of Soviet ballet phenom Rudolf Nureyev—played by Oleg Ivenko—whose defection to the West in 1961 was a widely followed scandal. Nureyev went on to dance with the Royal Ballet in London from 1983 to 1989.
PHOTO: ©2019 BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND MAGNOLIA FILMS
The title of this biographical drama about the life of singer Steven Patrick Morrissey comes from the song “Still Ill” by the legendary rock band The Smiths, the group he would come to front as simply Morrissey. Here, British actor Jack Lowden portrays Morrissey’s early life in 1970s Manchester, England, before he went on to become the lead singer of the influential group.
PHOTO: © 2017 ESSOLDO PICTURES LIMITED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Directed by Jonathan Munby, this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play has received rave reviews. This presentation at the Human Trust Cinema, Shibuya, will be broadcast live from London’s West End and features Ian McKellen as King Lear. PHOTO: © JOHAN PERSSON
The 2017 British murder-mystery film Crooked House is based on Agatha Christie’s 1949 novel of the same name. As the story unfolds, a spy-turned-private-detective helps his former lover catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard can expose the family’s dark secrets.
PHOTO: © 2017 CROOKED HOUSE PRODUCTIONS LTD.
Queen of France at the age of 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart (played by Irish Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan) returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). The film, from British director Josie Rourke, focuses on the battle between rival queens and their personal journeys as female leaders in a male-dominated era.
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Legendary British actor Michael Caine narrates this documentary, directed by David Batty, about the “swinging London” street culture that still echoes today. Featuring famous bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, and iconic people such as model and actress Twiggy, fashion designer Mary Quant, singer Marianne Faithfull, painter David Hockney and many others!
PHOTO: © RAYMI HERO PRODUCTIONS 2017
Now grown up, with a family of his own, Michael Banks finds himself in financial trouble. Just as he feels all is lost, his magical childhood nanny, Mary Poppins, returns to take the Banks family on a whirlwind adventure to save the day! Starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw.
PHOTO: © 2019 DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
Ballet choreographer Akram Khan’s Giselle is coming to cinemas for the first time. Tamara Rojo CBE dances as Giselle in the classic story of love, betrayal and redemption. Sets and costumes are by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, and composer Vincenzo Lamagna has adapted the original score. Lighting design is by Tony Award-winner Ross MacGibbon.
Photo: Akram Khan’s Giselle © Laurent Liotardo
Biographical film about the British rock band Queen, focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life leading up to Queen’s Live Aid performance at Wembley Stadium in 1985.
PHOTO: © 2018 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX