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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Ticket Information

  • Free Admission

Dates

  • Fri 26 Jul 2024, 6:00pm–7:40pm

Restrictions

M

Free Japanese Film Screening is being held at Ellen Melville Centre on the last Friday of each month from 6:00pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 5:45 pm.

- All films have English subtitles.
- Booking is not necessary. First come, first served basis.
- Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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

July film: "Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko"
(2021, 97min. Rating: M, Director:Ayumu Watanabe, Producer: Sanma Akashiya)

“Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko” is the heartwarming and moving comedy drama of an unconventional family – a not-so-ordinary mother-and-daughter pair who live their lives to the fullest.
Easy-going, cheerful, passionate and always ready to eat something delicious, mother Nikuko falls hard for the bad guys. Her happy motto: “Ordinary is best of all!”

Naturally Nikuko’s loud and bold spirit embarrasses 11-year-old Kikuko, her daughter on the verge of puberty. With nothing in common except living together on a boat at the port, a miracle occurs when their secret is revealed.

Feature length animated film from STUDIO4℃, the creator of “Poupelle of Chimney Town”, “Children of the Sea”, “Tekkonkinkreet” and “Animatrix” .


© 2021 MOVIZ/

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, The Japan Foundation, Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland Council.

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