Previously at the ICA - Films
5 Feb 2017 – 7 Feb 2017
Tae, a 77-year-old widow, attempts to inject a ‘spark’ into her life and signs up with a matchmaking service in pursuit of a last chance at love. Despite numerous bad dates and unrelenting opposition from those around her, Tae stays in search of her silver-haired knight in shining armour.
A Sparkle of Life is a wonderful romantic comedy from rookie filmmaker Bunji Sotoyama exploring the hopes and dreams of Japan’s aging population. The film was a huge hit in Japan, and even received praise from late theatre director Yukio Ninagawa who described it as "a movie that makes getting old OK".
A Sparkle of Life (燦燦 [San san]), dir. Bunji Sotoyama, Japan 2013, 81 mins, 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