On Saturday 6th of April 2019, at 6pm, South Social Film Festival is happy to partner with Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation to celebrate Japan and offer a combination of film, music and food.

South Social Film Festival is a not for profit, creating an immersive movie, music & dining experience. Each event is #ONENIGHT #ONECOUNTRY celebrating independent world cinema. First launched in 2015, South Social dedicates every event to a different country, turning into a platform to celebrate diversity through art, cinema, world music and food. The original concept is to mix food and music together with screenings, a cocktail for the senses.

Close-Knit” by Naoko Ogigami is a feel-good movie that deals with an unconventional family dynamic consisting of husband, transgender wife and niece, who all happen to live together. One of the first of its kind in Japanese cinema, the film will raise many questions about new families, gender boundaries, cliche identity and new fluid determination. A lively debate with Japanese experts following the screening, will give a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

Bringing us the sounds of Japan will be Japanese singing ambassador MIOU.

A proper bento box, as you’ll see in the film, is crafted with care and should be a complete meal with a variety of tastes, textures, and food groups. The meal typically includes rice, meat or fish, and pickled vegetables.

You can buy different the combination tickets here

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"