The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
Happiness is A State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema
Mami (KADOWAKI Mugi) is an otaku and a hikikomori (shut-in). Worried about her future, Mami’s father finds her a job as a videogame tester, where she meets Ryotaro (MIURA Takahiro). Encouraged by him to draw game characters for the company, she takes her first tentative steps towards new opportunities.
Organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and Yakult, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU and the Japan Centre, and in Cultural Partnership with Modern Culture.
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Standard £8.00 Concession £7.00 Member £6.50
Length: 106 mins
Director: Ozaki Masaya
Cast: Kadowaki Mugi, Miura Takahiro
Language: Japanese with English subtitles