Thursday, 20th September 2018
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THE line-up for this year’s Japanese Film Festival has official been unveiled and this year’s renewal - taking place in Garter Lane from April17-19 - will again feature a diverse and packed programme of films, including work of the most acclaimed filmmakers from contemporary Japanese cinema, and covering a variety of themes, genres and topics.

Here is an example of what is on show.

Dad’s Lunch Box

Tuesday, April 17, 19:30

A father (Toshimi Watanabe) decides to start making a bento box (lunch box) for his daughter Midori (Rena Takeda) before she heads off to high school every day. At first, the experiment doesn’t go so well - the food isn’t great, and one day the fish even turns out to be rotten. However, the father decides to stick with it, and before long his culinary skills start to bloom. Midori, meanwhile, tries to navigate the challenges of being a teenager. With father and daughter busy living their own lives, the daily bento box soon becomes an important daily ritual for them both.

Dad’s Lunch Box is based on a true story - a viral social media post that showed one girl’s lunch box on her last day of school.

That final bento contained an emotional message from her father, after he had spent three years making the daily homemade lunch creating a lovely, motional family drama. Watch for updates

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