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Japanese Film Festival 2017

Japanese Film Festival 2017

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  • Fri 1 Sep ’17, 6:30pm
  • Sat 2 Sep ’17, 1:00pm
  • Sat 2 Sep ’17, 3:30pm
  • Sun 3 Sep ’17, 1:00pm
  • Sun 3 Sep ’17, 3:30pm


Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Academy Cinemas

This year, the ever-popular Japan Film Festival returns to serve up premiere screenings of a wide range of films! Breathe in, observe, delight, experience and enjoy the rich yet subtle tapestry of Japanese life and culture.

This festival will be held in Auckland (1-8 September) and Wellington (14-17 September) and Christchurch (10-12 October).

Japanese with English subtitles.
Please visit the website of Consulate-General of Japan, for more details.

- 1-3 September: Academy Cinemas (Booking required by phone 09-373-2761/Booking open from 1 August)
- 4-8 September: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, The University of Auckland (No Booking required)

Films & schedule:
Academy Cinemas/1-3 Sep
- 1 September 6:30pm - Long Excuse (Director: Miwa Nishikawa, 2016, Human drama, 124min)
- 2 September 1:00pm - Chihayafuru Part 1 (Director: Norihiro Koizumi, 2016, Drama, 111min)
- 2 September 3:30pm - The Magnificent Nine (Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura, 2016, Comedy drama/ Historical, 129min)
- 3 September 1:00pm - Chihayafuru Part 2 (Director: Norihiro Koizumi, 2016, Drama, 103min)
- 3 September 3:30pm - What a Wonderful Family! (Director: Yoji Yamada, 2016, Family Drama/ Comedy, 129min)

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium/4-8 Sep
- 4 September 6:30pm - My Love Story! (Director: Hayato Kawai, 2015, Comedy drama, 105min)
- 5 September 6:30pm - A Sparkle of Life (Director: Bunji Sotoyama, 2013, Drama, 105min)
- 6 September 6:30pm - The Mohican Comes Home (Director: Shuichi Okita, 2016, Family drama, 125min)
- 7 September 6:30pm - A Story of Yonosuke (Director: Shuichi Okita, 2013, Drama, 160min)
- 8 September 6:30pm - Golden Orchestra! (Director: Toru Hosokawa, 2016, Comedy drama, 119min)

Auckland screenings are presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the Japan Foundation and supported by the University of Auckland, Auckland Council.

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