Previously at the ICA - Films

Naoko Yamada, A Silent Voice, 2016

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: A Silent Voice

5 Feb 2017

Shoko, a young deaf student, transfers to a new school where she is bullied by Shoya for her hearing impairment. While Shoya originally leads the class in bullying Shoko, his peers soon turn on him for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again but Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more to atone for his sins – but is it already too late?

Based on a popular manga comic focusing on the consequences of bullying from the perspective of both the victim and the perpetrator, this beautifully animated film is directed by one of the most sought-after anime directors in Japan, Naoko Yamada, best known for K-On, Tamako Market and Tamako Love Story.

A Silent Voice (聲の形 [Koe no katachi]), dir. Naoko Yamada, Japan 2016, 129 mins, Japanese with English subtitles.

We are offering a special multibuy deal for the seasonget 4 same price tickets for the price of 3 across different screenings in The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (£33 for 4 full price tickets, £24 for 4 concession tickets, £21 for 4 members tickets). If you would like to buy to 4 tickets for the same screening or 2 pairs of tickets and receive the offer you can do this by calling the Box Office on 0207 930 3647. Open Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 9pm.

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