Please come along to our Monthly Japanese Film Evenings!
Free Japanese films shown at the University of Auckland are usually screened on the last Thursday of the month from 7 pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 6:45 pm.
- All films have English subtitles.
- Booking is not necessary.
- Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
- This event will be held only under NZ Covid-19 Alert Level 1 or lower.
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.
September film: " Miss Hokusai "
(2015, 90min. Rating : PG)
Set in 1814 Edo (now known as Tokyo), a much-accomplished artist of the time works tirelessly in his house-atelier. He is as short-tempered and sarcastic as he is brilliant, with no passion for money or meaningless pastimes like drinking. His name is Katsushika Hokusai and decades later his work would come to mesmerise Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt and Debussy. But very few were aware of the woman who often painted for him while remaining uncredited.
This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusais daughter, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father. She inherited both his stubbornness and his talent, and her art is so powerful that it leads her to trouble.
© 2014-2015 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners
Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the University of Auckland, Massey University and the Japan Foundation.