Previously at the ICA - Films
4 Feb 2017
Bottom-of-the-class Sayaka (played by newcomer Kasumi Arimura) enrols in a cram school in a last ditch attempt to improve her grades. There she meets the overly optimistic and unconventional teacher Mr Tsubota (Atsushi Ito), who soon encourages Sayaka to set her sights on passing the entrance exam for Japan’s prestigious Keio University.
Based on a true story and the bestselling book How a Teen Girl Went From Academic Absurdity to an Elite University in One Amazing Year, this film follows Japan’s highly competitive and demanding university entrance exams. A huge smash hit upon its release, the film was ranked the third highest-grossing Japanese live-action film at the Japanese box office in 2015.
Flying Colours (ビリギャル [Birigyaru]), dir. Nobuhiro Doi, Japan 2015, 117 min, Japanese with English subtitles.
We are offering a special multibuy deal for the season: get 4 same price tickets for the price of 3 across different screenings in The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (£33 for 4 full price tickets, £24 for 4 concession tickets, £21 for 4 members tickets). If you would like to buy to 4 tickets for the same screening or 2 pairs of tickets and receive the offer you can do this by calling the Box Office on 0207 930 3647. Open Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 9pm.
Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback