Kohei's Race At The Embassy Of Japan
The monthly movie nights at the Embassy of Japan in London offer fans of Japanese cinema the chance to see films that would otherwise never be screened here in the UK.
The movie this month is Kohei's Race by Suguru Kubota, originally released in Japan in 1992.
Kohei has been afraid of racing ever since his brother died in a motorcycle accident a few months ago. He has talent on the running track, but always starts late and never wins.
Then he decides to repair his brother's motorcycle, despite his father's strong objections - if anything happens to Kohei there will be no one left to take over the family farm. Can Kohei rediscover the thrill of the race and finally give his all?
The script for the film, which explores the problems young people face living in rural Japan, was selected for the 16th Kido Prize, a prestigious award given to aspiring screenwriters.
The movie will be shown on Monday 25 June 2012 at The Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
Doors open at 6PM and no one will be admitted once the movie starts at 7PM.
Admission to the screening is free but you must register in advance.
Registration details can be found by clicking here.