Japanese Film Week 25 – 30 Nov (FREE Japanese movies) in Auckland

Some awesome Japanese movies screening week of 25 November in Auckland. Free (but booking required), courtesy of Japanese Consulate in Auckland. Scroll down for movie details and check out the official Japanese Film Week site.

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Details of movies part of this festival, including some amazing award winning films.

Abacus And Sword

武士の家計簿

Monday 25 November 18:15

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket Book here!

Samurai Drama

2012 Award of the Japanese Academy: Nominated Best Actor Masato Sakai
2012 Award of the Japanese Academy: Nominated Best Art Direction Noriyuki Kondo

A film adaptation of the book by Isoda Michifumi, in which he paints a picture of life in the final days of the Tokugawa shogun, based on his painstaking analysis of the household accounts left behind by a low ranking samurai.

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(c) 2010 “Abacus And Sword” Film Partners

Villain

悪人

Tuesday 26 November 18:15

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket Book here!

Drama

award 2010 Montreal World Film Festival : Won Best Actress Eri Fukatsu
award 2010 Montreal World Film Festival : Nominated Grand Prix des Amériques Lee Sang-il
2011 Award of the Japanese Academy : Won Best Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki
2011 Award of the Japanese Academy : Won Best Actress Eri Fukatsu
2011 Award of the Japanese Academy : Won Best Music Score Joe Hisaishi
2011 Award of the Japanese Academy : Won Best Supporting Actor Akira Enomoto
2011 Award of the Japanese Academy : Won Best Supporting Actress Kirin Kiki

Yuichi is a construction worker who’s lived his entire life in a dreary fishing village. With no girlfriend no friends, he spends his days working and looking after his grandparents, with no enjoyment in life other than his car. Meanwhile, Mitsuyo also lives a monotonous life pacing between the men’s clothing store where she works and the apartment where she lives with her sister.

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©2010 TOHO CO., LTD. / DENTSU INC. / The Asahi Shimbun Company / Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc. / NIPPON SHUPPAN HANBAI INC. / HORIPRO INC. / AMUSE INC. / KDDI / Yahoo Japan Corporation / TSUTAYA Group / Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.

Sawako Decides

川の底からこんにちは

Wednesday 27 November 18:15

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket Book here!

Comedy

2009 Fantasia Film Festival: Won Feature Film
2009 Fantasia Film Festival: Won Best Actress Hikari Urashima

The first commercial work by director  Yuya Ishii, who gained great recognition at film festivals all over the country for Bare-assed Japan (Mukidashi Nippon), winner of the 2007 Pia Film Festival Grand Prize.

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© PFF Partners 2010

Always: Sunset On Third Street 3

Always 三丁目の夕日’64

Thursday 28 November 18:15

The University of Auckland Lecture Theatre 109-B28

Comedy Drama

The year is 1964. With Tokyo preparing to host the Olympics, buildings and highways are being constructed at a feverish pace, and excitement fills the air. Amidst all the change and commotion, the people of Third Street continue to carry on with their lives, as colorful and vibrant as ever.

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©2012 “Always3” Film Partners

ROBO-G

ロボジー

Friday 29 November 18:15

The University of Auckland Lecture Theatre 109-B28

Comedy

The latest from writer-director Yaguchi Shinobu, who has produced a string of hits including Happy Flight with his unique viewpoint and outstanding comedic sensibility. Mickey Curtis (KAMIKAZE TAXI}), credited as Igarashi Shinjiro, gives a wonderful performance as a stubborn old man in his first starring role.

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©2012 FUJI TELEVISION, TOHO, DENTSU, ALTAMIRA PICTURES

Midori’s Flying Goldfish

空飛ぶ金魚と世界の秘密

Saturday 30 November 13:30

The University of Auckland
Lecture Theatre 109-B28

Family Drama

“Midori’s Flying Fish” was created by APCC (Asia Pacific Children Convention) in Fukuoka as a part of 25th anniversary project.  APCC would like to convey “ OMOIYARI” sprits to many people, especially children who bear next generation through this film. Their purpose of this project is to foster children who can respect different culture and work on international exchange.

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©2013 APCC/Fireworks

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