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Japanese Film Festival 2020

Japanese Film Festival 2020


  • Fri 23 Oct, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Sat 24 Oct, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sun 25 Oct, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sat 21 Nov, 12:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Sun 22 Nov, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 12 Dec, 12:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Sun 13 Dec, 10:00am – 5:00pm


Roxy Cinema, 5 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington


All Ages

Registration Types:

  • Door Sales Only

The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation, is very pleased to announce the return of the Japanese Film Festival to Wellington.

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.

Admission is free for all sessions, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Booking is required for the Wellington screenings via the Roxy Cinema (booking fee of $1.51 applies). No booking is required for the New Plymouth and Dunedin screenings.

Film screening schedule:
Iwane: Sword of Serenity (2019, 121 min, TBA)
23 Oct 6:30pm - Wellington
21 Nov 12:30pm - New Plymouth
12 Dec 12:30pm - Dunedin
Almost a Miracle (2019, 120 min, TBA)
24 Oct 12:00pm - Wellington
21 Nov 3:00pm - New Plymouth
12 Dec 3:00pm - Dunedin
Samurai Cat (2014, 100 min, TBA)
24 Oct 2:30pm - Wellington
21 Nov 5:30pm - New Plymouth
12 Dec 5:30pm - Dunedin
Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days (2013, 113 min, PG)
24 Oct 5:00pm - Wellington
22 Nov 10:00am - New Plymouth
13 Dec 10:00am - Dunedin
A Beautiful Star (2017, 127min, TBA)
25 Oct 12:00pm - Wellington
22 Nov 12:30pm - New Plymouth
13 Dec 12:30pm - Dunedin
A Banana? At his Time of Night (2018, 120min, TBA)
25 Oct 2:30pm - Wellington
22 Nov 3:00pm - New Plymouth
13 Dec 3:00pm - Dunedin

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