Produced By: BPT

Kokutai (2019) & Idol (2020) + Recorded Intro and Q&A by Ryushi Lindsay

27 Sep 2021
27 Sep, 20:00

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KOKUTAI and IDOL will screen as part of our BFI funded Japan Film Season.

We are proud to be working with contemporary director Ryushi Lindsay to present two of his shorts as part of our Japan Film Season. Join us as he guides us through his works with a curated introduction and a post showing Q&A with our very own Simão Vaz (both will be pre-recorded).

KOKUTAI (2019)

Literalizing the titular term roughly translatable as “body politic,”Kokutai examines the spectacular aesthetics of Japan’s biannual national high school baseball tournaments, bringing together stark black and white montage with an original score by Andy Trewren.
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IDOL (2020)
Single mother Miyabi relies on her child idol daughter Kasumi as her only source of income. When Kasumi is replaced in the group by a more popular girl, Miyabi must get her daughter back in the lineup to secure their future.
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Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. #BFIJapan