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Japan Foundation London To Screen 'A Silent Voice'

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme has been bringing the best in Japanese cinema old and new to audiences in the UK for some 14 years now. Now it's back with a brand new line-up for 2017. The programme will normally find room for at least one animated film, and this year that film is A Silent Voice.

A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) is a 2016 feature directed by Naoko Yamada and produced by the acclaimed studio Kyoto Animation. Adapted from Yoshitoki ┼îimas' manga of the same name, it follows a teenager named Shoko who is haunted by his past bullying of a deaf classmate. When he meets her again years later he decides to try and redeem himself. But is is already too late?

The film is due to be screened more widely in the UK this year via Anime Limited, but this will be one of the first chances to see it. It will screen on some locations of the touring programme, which will take in 15 cities between the 3rd of February and March 29th. It will also screen at London's ICA on February 5th at 2.40pm.

The full tour schedule is as follows: but please note that screening line-ups may vary and A Silent Voice may not be screening at every location listed.Please check with your local venue.

3 – 9 February

ICA, London
Box office: 020 7930 3647
The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

4 – 20 February

Watershed, Bristol
Box office: 0117 927 5100
1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

5 February – 1 March

HOME, Manchester
Box office: 0161 200 1500
2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

5 February – 26 March
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
20 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1PA

7 February – 27 March

Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
Box office: 0114 275 7727
Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

8 February – 29 March*
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Box office: 01392 667080
Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

10 – 12 February
QUAD, Derby
Box office: 01332 290606
The Market Place, The Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS

10 February – 28 March

mac birmingham, Birmingham

Box office: 0121 446 3232
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, West Midlands B12 9QH

11 February – 29 March
Phoenix, Leicester
Box Office 0116 242 2800

4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

15 February – 11 March
Eden Court, Inverness
Box office: 01463 234 234
Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

19 – 23 February

Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Box office: 01786 466666
University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

25 February – 1 March
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Box office: 01382 909900
152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY

10 – 16 March

The Brewery Arts Centre Cinema, Kendal
Box office: 01539 725133
122a Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE

17 – 23 March

Broadway, Nottingham
Box office: 0115 952 6611
14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL

20 – 29 March

Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Box office: 0131 228 2688
88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ