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Thu 3 Apr 2014, 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 2014!

Japanese films shown at the University of Waikato are usually screened on the second or third Thursday of the month from 7:00pm.

All films have English subtitles.
Admission is free and booking is not necessary.
Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

April film "Osaka Story"
(Director: Jun Ichikawa, 1999, 119min. Rating:M )

Very lovely and touching family story centred at a teen girl.

Wakana, aged 14, is the daughter of of a husband and wife comedy act, who have worked together for 20 years without any big success. . The father constantly cheats on his wife and eventually they divorced after he makes his lover pregnant.

Father and mother are now divorced still worked together. But the father starts drinking heavily and this is start to show up on stage. When one day her father disappears, Wakana sets out to find him.

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, the Japan Foundation, the University of Auckland, the University of Waikato.

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