Proudly presented by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand and the Japan Foundation, the Japanese Film Festival is back in Wellington! All films will be screened at Roxy Cinema, Miramar.
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!
The Japanese Film Festival 2019 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!
Title: Lu Over the Wall
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Running Time: 112 minutes
Rated: PG (Coarse language)
Middle school student Kai ends up in a declining fishing town as a result of his parents' divorce. One day, he’s invited by a classmate to join their band. Kai reluctantly goes to the practice site on Mermaid Island where he meets Lu, a young mermaid. This tale of the encounter and separation of a young boy and a young mermaid is composed of careful depictions of life rendered through animation bursting with briskness and energy.
Booking is available from 17th October through Roxy Cinema, and an online booking fee will apply.
Embassy of Japan in New Zealand.