A ROMANTIC fantasy about a cinema fan who brings his silver screen heroine to life opens a special film series screened at the Brewery.

The Kendal arts centre is hosting the Japan Foundation’s touring film programme which will see the centre join a select group of only 19 cinemas across the UK to host the special screenings.

Showing on Thursdays from February 14 (8.15pm) until March 21, the overarching theme of the programme is Love.

The Japanese romantic fantasy is titled Tonight, at the Movies, followed by Her Love Boils Bathwater on February 21 (5.15pm) a drama about a single mother determined to reunite her family after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Tremble All You Want, a quirky comedy about a young 20-something professional woman torn between two lovers is screened on February 28 (8.15pm) and the off-beat and outrageous live-action Manga steeped in legend and the supernatural, Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura, is on the Brewery's big screen on March 7 (8.15pm).

Screened the week after (March 14, 8.15pm) is Penguin Highway, an Anime fantasy about a schoolboy investigating the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, and concluding the programme on March 21 (8.15pm) is Thicker than Water, a gripping drama exposing the turbulent relationships between two pairs of siblings.

All of the films will be shown in the intimate surroundings of the Brewery’s Warehouse Cinema.

Brewery film programmer Chris Ashton said they were delighted to be supporting another Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: "Once again it demonstrates our commitment to provide a diverse and exciting specialist cinema offer for South Lakeland and beyond."

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