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ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Love Life directed by Koji Fukada

Wednesday 6 December 2023 / 6:30pm
ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Love Life directed by Koji Fukada

Wednesday 6 December 2023
6.30pm (GMT)
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Booking Details
Free - Booking essential
Priority for Japan Society Members

Please remember to watch the film in advance. Love Life is available to watch in UK/Ireland cinemas from 15 September and on BFI Player.

Book online here

The activities of The Japan Society are made possible thanks to the support of its members. This event is free of charge and open to all. We realise that this is a difficult time for many people. However, if you are planning to attend and do not have a membership subscription as an individual or through your employer, please consider making a donation. You can find details of membership and how to join The Japan Society community here.

Do you love Japanese film classics, anime or contemporary cinema stories? Do you miss Japan and want to see it at least on screen? Would you like to learn and discuss about Japanese culture and society? The Japan Society Film Club is an online space to chat about films and Japan in an informal atmosphere.

Join us for our final Film Club event of the year and take part in a discussion about Love Life directed by Koji Fukada.

Love Life is a 2022 Japanese–French film written and directed by Koji Fukada. The story follows Taeko and her husband who live peacefully with her young son Keita until a tragic accident brings the boy's long-lost father, Park, back into her life. Fukada masterfully blends elements of mystery and domestic drama, crafting a narrative that explores the complexities of relationships and the human capacity for change. Love Life is a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant film that delves into the intricate layers of love and self-discovery.

Koji Fukada is a highly acclaimed Japanese filmmaker known for his distinctive and thought-provoking films. Born in Tokyo in 1980, Fukada embarked on his filmmaking journey with a unique storytelling style that blends elements of drama, mystery, and human psychology. His films often delve into character studies and explore the complexities of human relationships. Fukada gained international recognition for movies like Hospitalité (2010) and Harmonium (2016), which received critical acclaim at prestigious film festivals. With a penchant for exploring the human condition in innovative ways, Koji Fukada continues to be a prominent figure in contemporary Japanese cinema.

Japan Society Film Clubs take place on the first Wednesday of the month. We recommend a film to watch in advance and meet online to discuss. Films are often available online for free, to rent or with subscription, on DVD/Blu Ray or on BFI player. The event is open to all and we encourage participants to freely express their opinions and feelings about the films.

If you have any questions, please call The Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email

Booking Info

Please remember to watch the film in advance. Love Life is available to watch in UK/Ireland cinemas from 15 September and on BFI Player.

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