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Uzumasa Limelight in UK Cinemas from February

Winner of the Best Film and Best Actor Awards at the Fantasia Film Festival and Audience Awards at Camera Japan, Heartland Film Festival and New York Asian Film Festival!
Uzumasa Limelight will play in 9 UK cities from early February to late March as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme!

ICA Cinema from Feb 9th, 2016 then onto the
Watershed Bristol, Showroom Cinema Sheffield, Filmhouse Edinburgh, QUAD Derby, MAC Birmingham, DCA Dundee, Phoenix Leicester, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth

Uzumasa 太秦 (Kyoto) is considered the Hollywood of Japan. It has produced many “jidaigeki” films (period dramas with sword fighting) that are loved by many Japanese, and are highly praised all over the world. These films wouldn’t be what they were if it weren’t for the “kirareyaku” (actors whose main job is to be killed by the lead star). Men who are killed, without ever being lit by the limelight…
This story is about those men, the unsung heroes of classic jidaigeki films. They loved and respected the art, even when the production of classic jidaigeki films began to dwindle. Using Charlie Chaplin’s film “Limelight” as an underlying theme, the admirable story of these men dealing with a new generation and fading craftsmanship is told with melancholy and soul.

Uzumasa Limelight will tour across the UK as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme which also features these other great films:

The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky
A Farewell to Jinu
The Letter
Pecoross' Mother and Her Days
Cheers from Heaven
Noriben - The Recipe for Fortune
I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow
Being Good
The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman
A Japanese Tragedy
Tale of a Butcher Shop
Anthem of the Heart
Miss Hokusai

For more information on the films playing and all the UK cinemas please check out of the Japan Foundation site at: http://www.jpf-film.org.uk/