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Japanese Film Festival 2017 - It’s a Beautiful Life - Irodor

Japanese Film Festival 2017 - It’s a Beautiful Life - Irodor

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  • Sat 16 Sep ’17, 5:00pm – 7:00pm


The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington


All Ages

Proudly presented by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand and the Japan Foundation, the Japanese Film Festival is coming to Wellington once again! Due to the festival’s popularity, it will again take place at Paramount Cinema, with plenty of space for the whole family!

In order to attend, please print out or download your free tickets from Eventfinda, and bring them along for entry to the theatre from 4:30 pm. All movies are preceded by a short documentary about Japanese culture, starting 10 minutes prior to the film’s screening. Seating is not allocated, so come early to secure your favourite spot!

Tickets will be available until 2 hours before the start of the film. After this, you will not be able to register online, but door entry will be available from 4:50 pm if there is space in the theatre.

The Japanese Film Festival 2017 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! Please register and print or download your free tickets by using Eventfinda’s registration system!

Title: It’s a Beautiful Life - Irodori
Director: Osamu Minorikawa
Released: 2012
Running Time: 112 Min
Rated: PG

A tale of success for senior citizen in rural Japan, based on a true story. Three elderly women who are friends from childhood in a depopulated and greying mountainous area in Tokushima Prefecture start up a food garnish business. The film Interweaves profound human drama, including conflicts with family members, in the stories of hardship as they embark on their new enterprise.

Eda (Yuta Hiraoka), who works for the local agricultural cooperative in a small town in Tokushima Prefecture, hatches the idea of selling roadside leaves and plants as garnish. However, the only person who supported his idea was Hanae (Sumiko Fuji), a widow at a sundry goods shop.

The Embassy of Japan in New Zealand

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