Summer Time Machine Blues is a delightful teenage time-travel comedy from 2005 and a cult favourite in Japan. To members of the college Sci-Fi Club, summer means hanging around in the clubhouse with the air-con blasting. When the air-con remote is accidentally broken, the friends are forced to face the full heat of summer. The next day, after an encounter with a mysterious student, they discover an incredible new addition to their clubhouse: a working time machine. Now they can go back to before the remote broke and cool down again. If only time travel was that simple...

Screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema is a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

Images: (c)2005 ROBOT/Toshiba Entertainment/Hakuhodo DY Media Partners/IMAGICA.