Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania
The Japanese Film Festival - Australia travelling program will tour Hobart with three contemporary #Japanese films, screening for #free.
UPDATE: Sessions are now booked out. However, seats may become available on the day pending late cancellations and no-shows. Thank you for your support!
Free. Limited capacity; advanced booking recommended. Call or visit the box office to book your tickets.
CINEMA/BOX OFFICE ENQUIRIES
03 6234 6318
FILM PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
All films are in original Japanese audio with English subtitles
Wednesday, 15 Aug; 6pm
THE LONG EXCUSE (永い言い訳)
2016 / Drama / 123 mins / Rating: Unclassified 15+ (below 15s must be accompanied by an adult)
Celebrity author Sachio Kinugasa (Masahiro Motoki) loses his wife in a bus accident, while he was in bed with a younger woman. Forced to play the role of a grieving widower in front of media, he’s more shocked by his emotional disconnect to her death. When he meets a bereaved family whose mother died in the same accident, Sachio impulsively offers to care for the children while their father works long hours.
World premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Official Selection; Winner of Best Director and Best Actor at the 71st Mainichi Film Awards.
Monday, 20 Aug; 6pm
IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (この世界の片隅に)
2017 / Anime, Period / 128 mins / Rating: M
In 1944, 18-year-old Suzu goes to Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture to wed naval officer Shusaku Hojo. As the intensity of the war heightens day after day and food supplies dwindle, Suzu manages to resolutely carry on with daily life through her ingenuity, that is, until the summer of 1945.
Best Animation of the Year at the Japan Academy Prize 2017; Jury Award Winner at the 41st Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Thursday, 23 Aug; 6pm
2017 / Action, Comedy / 129 mins / Rating: M
In a world where aliens have invaded Edo Period Japan, skyscrapers, trains and motor bikes
have replaced the simple life of Earth inhabitants. One man however, still carries the soul of a
samurai, Gintoki Sakata, otherwise known as Yorozuya Gin-san. As reckless as he is, Gintoki
carries his own resolve and is ready to take on any challenge with his fellow companions.
Japan’s third largest box office hit in 2017, based on the popular comic book series of the same
title by Hideaki Sorachi.
The State Cinema
375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart Tasmania, Australia 7000
Phone: 03 6234 6318
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