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15:44 - 21st September 2012, by David West

The Story Of Jiro at The Embassy of Japan Free Film Series

The monthly free movie night at the Embassy of Japan returns on Wednesday 26 September 2012 with The Story Of Jiro.

After his mother falls ill, young Jiro is raised by the kind-hearted Ohama and he leads a poor but happy life playing with Ohama's children.

At six, Jiro reluctantly returns to live with his own family, where he is forced to conform to their traditional lifestyle.

He misses Ohama and the carefree life he enjoyed with her children, while his own mother blames Ohama for Jiro's lack of self-control.

Tokihisa Morikawa's 1987 film is a remake of one based on a novel written by the educator Kojin Shimomura that was first published in 1941.

The tale depicts the character building of a boy named Jiro, who passes his boyhood influenced by circumstances such as the decline of his wealthy family and the constant turbulence of the early Showa period.

Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00

Venue: The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

The screening is free to attend but you must reserve a place in advance.

For details on how to reserve a seat at the screening, click here.

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