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Dad's Lunch Box

Dad's Lunch Box

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  • Thu 20 May, 7:00pm – 8:35pm


University of Auckland Library, 5 Alfred St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland is very pleased to announce the return of the Monthly Japanese Film Evenings to Auckland.

Free Japanese films shown at the University of Auckland (May - Lecture Theatre 109-B15, General Library Building) 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.

May film: "Dad's Lunch Box "
(Director: Masakazu Fukatsu, 2017, 76min. Rating: PG)
* The film will be shown at the University of Auckland on 20 May has been changed from " Pop In Q" to " Dad's Lunch Box" due to unforeseen circumstances.

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to making bento.

Dad’s Lunch Box is a heart-warming story of a newly-divorced father who vows to make his daughter Midori’s lunch every single day until she finishes high school. Meanwhile, Midori it still adjusting to the new dynamic with her father and dealing with the trials and tribulations of high school life–friends and boys at the top of the list. She’s mortified that her classmates notice her father’s awful attempts at cooking, and spends lunchtime with her friends harshly critiquing his “experiments”. Her father, a hard-working salary-man, is determined to win Midori’s approval by making the perfect bento—even if it takes him the rest of Midori’s high school years to master the skill.

Based on a viral tweet that was retweeted by 80,000 people and received 260,000 likes, Masakazu Fukatsu’s debut feature film brings together a warm story of the growing bond between father and daughter and reinforces the age-old sentiment that family connections are best built through food.

©2017 "DAD'S LUNCH BOX" Film Partners

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the University of Auckland, Massey University and the Japan Foundation.

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