Japanese Film Festival 2020

1 December 2020

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is delighted to announce the return of the very popular Japanese Film Festival to Ōtepoti in 2020.
Presented by the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, the Japanese Film Festival aims to promote an awareness and understanding of Japanese Culture in Aotearoa through the medium of film. 
The six films in this year’s line-up offer something for everyone, ranging from compelling dramas and period pieces to sci-fi comedy and hard-hitting true stories. This year the festival includes the wildly popular Samurai Cat, based on the hit Japanese TV series of the same name, where cuteness triumphs over evil! 
Come and enjoy, be delighted and gain some insight into Japanese popular culture, customs, and traditions.
All films are free and presented in Japanese with English Subtitles.
Film screening schedule:
FREE Saturday 12 December               
12:30 pm Iwane: Sword of Serenity (121mins)
3.00 pm  Almost a Miracle (120mins)
5:30 pm Samurai Cat (100mins)

FREE Sunday 13 December                
10.00 am  Pecoross’ Mother & Her Days (113mins)
12:30 pm A Beautiful Star (127mins)
3.00 pm  A Banana? At This Time of Night? (120mins)
Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

[Top right: Banana? At This Time of Night?: (c) 2018 "A Banana? At This Time of Night" Film Partners. Top left: Iwane: Sword of Serenity: (c)2019 "Iwane: Sword of Serenity" Film Partners Bottom right: Samurai Cat: (c)2014 NEKO SAMURAI PRODUCTION COMMITTEE. Bottom left: Almost a Miracle: (c) Yuki Ando/SHUEISHA (c)2019 "Almost a Miracle" Film Partners

Presented by the Japanese Embassy and in cooperation with the Japan Foundation


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