The film Hampstead is a 2017 British drama written by Robert Festinger and directed by Joel Hopkins. The film stars Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Simon Callow.
This production marks the 20th anniversary of The New National Theatre Tokyo. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, and Henry IV parts 1 and 2. Urai Kenji, who played Prince Harry in Henry IV, will return as the new king, Henry V.
Live-action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter. The film stars James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, and Margot Robbie.
Performances of Sir Frederick Ashton’s mix of spectacular classical ballet with finely wrought English comedy, directed by David Bintley. In this ballet, Lise—the only daughter of Simone, a widow and owner of a prosperous farm—is in love with Colas, a young farmer. But Lise’s mother has far more ambitious plans to marry her off to Alain, the son of a wealthy vineyard proprietor.
In 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
Nearly 10,000 films from more than 130 countries and regions around the world were in the running. The cream of the crop—some 250 titles—were selected for screening at the festival. To be screened in the Academy Award Program and Anniversary Program of the festival are the UK films The Silent Child by Chris Overton, which won the Best Short Award at the Oscars this year, and The Phone Call, starring Sally Cecilia Hawkins. All programmes are in English and Japanese.
This special annual event at the Barakura English Garden features lectures by prominent British speakers, as well as a variety of live performances by British musicians. There will also be fish and chips provided by Rugby’s Brownsover Fish Bar, which has been voted the provider of Britain’s best fish and chips.
In his play Jekyll & Hyde & So on, based on the English novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Koki Mitani, a well-known Japanese playwright and director, transforms the horrific atmosphere of the original novel with his unique comical style.
Since the 1958 publication of Michael Bond CBE’s first book, A Bear Called Paddington, more than 150 titles have been published in a variety of formats, and Paddington Bear has become popular around the world. Bond passed away in June 2017, and this exhibition is being held in memory of his work.