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Canterbury Film Society Open Night - Fukushima, Mon Amour


Mon 14 May 2018, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch

Restrictions: M

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: helen288

This screening by the Canterbury Film Society is presented in co-operation with the Goethe Institut and open to the general public/non-members. Entry with koha is welcome at the door. No reservations or ticketing required.

Fukushima, Mon Amour (Grüsse aus Fukushima) is directed by Doris Dörrie in 2016 has a running time of 107 mins and screens in black & white. Censorship rating is M (offensive language, suicide) and is In English, German and Japanese, with English subtitles.

It is set in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster and tracks the journey of a young German woman who travels to Fukushima and joins a charity circus group. Variety reviewer comments: "Peppered with absurdist cross-cultural gags–offers a refreshingly quirky perspective on a heavy subject.”

For newcomers, please note the Canterbury Film Society offers weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries and more. Full membership provides access to all screenings through our eight-month season in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, for just over $4 per film!

CFS provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with drinks and snacks for purchase, opportunities to socialise, guest introductions, and a carefully curated programme of films that is sure to captivate, inform and inspire film buffs as well as those searching for alternatives to mainstream cinema.

This year's 30-film season runs on Mondays from 26 February to 15 October (except public holidays and Mondays that coincide with the NZ International Film Festival) with screenings at 7:30pm. Also diary 2pm Sunday 4 November for a final, special screening.

Doors open at 7pm and membership can be purchased via the website or on the night. Metered street parking is free after 6pm. The CAG underground carpark is currently free for the first hour, then $1 per half hour.

New members are warmly welcome. Annual membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining and is $132 for a full new member; concession membership is $122 and tertiary/secondary student membership is only $70.

Alternatively, buy a three-film $30 Flexi-Pass membership that has no expiry date to use on three separate occasions - or invite two friends to come to the film of your choice. Join on the website or membership enquiries to Marina Chester (03) 9604-629.

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