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Japanese Film Festival 2019 - The 8 Year Engagement


Sun 3 Nov 2019, 3:00pm–5:10pm

Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 42 Queen St, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: PG

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Proudly presented by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand and the Japan Foundation, the Japanese Film Festival is coming to New Plymouth! All films will be screened at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

All movies are preceded by a short documentary about Japanese culture, starting 10 minutes prior to the film’s screening. Booking is not required, and seating is not allocated, so come early to secure your favourite spot!

The Japanese Film Festival 2019 offers entertainment with a mixture of drama, action and comedy that will inspire and engage those seeking to broaden their cultural horizons. All movies are free admission, so spread the word and bring along your friends and family!

Title: The 8 Year Engagement
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Released: 2017
Running Time: 119 minutes
Rated: PG (Adult themes)

Based on a true story, Hisashi and Mai are an engaged couple who couldn’t be happier. Three months before their wedding Mai suddenly falls into a deep coma. Mai’s parents encourage Hisashi to find someone else, but he refuses to give up and stays by her side. Mai slowly regains consciousness, but tragically has suffered brain damage leaving her no memory of Hisashi. He’s devastated, but continues to visit Mai every day. Eight years later, a miracle occurs.

Embassy of Japan in New Zealand.

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