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Thu 13 Sep 2012, 7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2012!

Japanese films shown at the University of Auckland are usually on the last Thursday of the month from 19:30. Films shown at the University of Waikato are usually screened on the second or third Thursday of the month during the academic year.

All films have English subtitles. Booking is not necessary. Films, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Enquirers: The Consulate-General of Japan Tel: 09-303-4106. Email:

September film - " Brave Story" ( Director: Koichi Chiaki, 2006, 111min., PG, Animation).

Are you brave enough to change your fate?
Wataru is a meek and unassertive boy. One day his father runs off, leaving Wataru and his mother behind. In shock, his mother suffers an accident. Brokenhearted, Wataru goes inside a neighborhood building that is reputedly haunted, but is really an entrance to a delusional world called Vision. There Wataru must master magic techniques and collect hidden treasures to meet a goddess, who, it is believed, can make wishes come true. Featured at Cannes Film Festival 2006.

Based on an acclaimed novel by a popular contemporary Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe. This novel received the Batchelder Award for the outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language. Also it has notably been adapted into an "alternate retelling" manga series, and a series of video games.

For September film, the main feature is preceded by a 30-minute documentary on Japanese reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake, with the title "Setting Sail from the Ruins" which starts at 18:50.

Films presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in association with the University of Auckland, the University of Waikato, the Japan Foundation Sydney.

Held in Lecture Theatre L3.

Restaurants to book near Japanese Feature Film Screening - Brave Story