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 12:30 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 12:50 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: The Magnificent Nine
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Running Time: 129 Min
Based on a true story from the middle Edo Period. It comically depicts the efforts of Yoshiokajuku, an inn town in Sendai fief, to save them from impoverishment by running a money-lending enterprise against the fiefdom.
On the verge of financial crisis, the Sendai fiefdom levies a heavy tax upon its inhabitants resulting in bankruptcies and people fleeing town in succession. A merchant of Yoshiokajuku, Kokudaya Juzaburo (Sadowo Abe), devises a relief plan to loan money to the fief with a partner and distribute the interest among the people.
The Embassy of Japan in New Zealand