The Japanese Film Festival is an annual event held to encourage the growth of Japanese culture and understanding in New Zealand. Each year, we try to give the people of New Zealand some insight into the culture, customs, and traditions of Japan, alongside what is popular with Japanese society today, through film.
All films will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Japanese Film Festival will feature six films from a variety of genres including drama, and Period drama. The opening film “Iwane: Sword of Serenity” (Japanese title “Inemuri Iwane”) is an adaptation of Saeki Yasuhide’s samurai period novel series which has surpassed 20 million copies printed.
Title: Samurai Cat
Director: Takeshi Watanabe, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rated: PG (Violence and Coarse Language)
The humorous depiction of a masterless samurai at the end of the Edo Period whose heart is melted by an adorable white cat.
No booking required
Embassy of Japan in New Zealand.