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Japanese Film Festival 2017


Mon 4 Sep 2017, 6:30pm–11:00pm
Tue 5 Sep 2017, 6:30pm–11:00pm
Wed 6 Sep 2017, 6:30pm–11:00pm
Thu 7 Sep 2017, 6:30pm–11:00pm
Fri 8 Sep 2017, 6:30pm–11:00pm

Where: Fisher and Paykel Appliances Auditorium, UoA, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Rd, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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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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