Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2020!
Japanese films shown at the University of Auckland are usually screened on the last Thursday of the month from 7pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 6:45pm.
- All films have English subtitles.
- Booking is not necessary.
- Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please contact us to confirm details.
We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese culture.
February film: "Every Day a Good Day"
(Director: Tatsushi Omori, 2018, 130min. Rating: G, Cast:Haru Kuroki, Kilin Kiki, Mikako Tabe)
Depicts the protagonist learning important life lessons through the tea ceremony, based on essayist Morishita Noriko's long selling book. Directed by Omori Tatsushi of The Ravine of Goodbye and starring Kuroki Haru of The Little House with costar Kiki Kilin of Shoplifters.
At the recommendation of her mother, 20-year-old Noriko (Kuroki) and her cousin Michiko (Tabe Mikako) start taking tea ceremony lessons with Takeda, who has a reputation for being an extraordinary teacher. At first, Noriko is confused by the intricate rules, but after two years she comes to realize the profundity of the tea ceremony.
2018 “Every Day a Good Day” Production Committee.
Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the University of Auckland, Massey University and the Japan Foundation.