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Japanese Film Night - Noriben: The Recipe of Fortune


Tue 29 May 2018, 5:45pm–8:15pm
Thu 31 May 2018, 5:45pm–8:15pm

Where: Embassy of Japan, Level 18, 100 Willis Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Come along to our free Japanese Film night!

This month's film is "Noriben: The Recipe of Fortune"!

A heartfelt drama adapted from Irie Kiwa's comic of the same title, portraying the powerful struggle of a 31 year-old former housewife to open her own "bento" (boxed lunch) shop, after leaving her husband and becoming a single mother to her young daughter Noriko.

Aiming for a completely new start, she sets out full of hope to find work, but finds nothing other than numerous proverbial doors being slammed in her face. After the "noriben" that she packed for Noriko's lunch becomes a huge hit at kindergarten, she decides to open her own "bento" shop offering good inexpensive food.

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Released: 2009
Director: Ogata Akira
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Runtime: 107 Minutes

Free admission is based on a first-come, first-served basis, with a full theatre capacity of 70 people. A short Japan video topics DVD will be shown from 5:45pm before the start of the feature film at 6pm.

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