The Japanese Film Festival travelling program will tour Hobart in September with three contemporary Japanese films, screening for free.
Free. (Limited capacity; advanced booking recommended.) Bookings via Eventbrite:
Mirai - Book here
Dad's Lunchbox - Book here
Every Day a Good Day - Book here
Dechaineux Theatre, University of Tasmania, 41 Hunter Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
FILM PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
All films are in original Japanese audio with English subtitles
Thursday, 19 September; 7pm
2018 / Anime,Family / 98 mins / Rating: PG
Four-year-old Kun’s life gets turned upside down when he meets his new baby sister Mirai
(meaning “future”). Having only known life as the apple of his parents' eyes, Kun immediately becomes jealous of Mirai, whose arrival has taken away his spotlight. One day, whilst sulking in the backyard, he finds a mysterious magical time-travelling gateway. Through it, he meets strangers from the past and future, including a teenage Mirai! Together, the two embark on a fantasy-filled adventure—uncovering their family’s history and the love that has been passed down through generations.
Official Opening Reception:
To formally welcome the Japanese Film Festival 2019 to Hobart, guests attending the screening of Mirai are also invited to an opening reception event prior to the screening, commencing at 6pm.
Light refreshments will be available.
Friday, 20 September; 7pm
Dad's Lunchbox (パパのお弁当は世界一)
2017 / Drama / 76 mins / Rating: Suitable for all ages
Dad’s Lunch Box is a heart-warming story of a newly-divorced father who vows to make his daughter Midori’s lunch every 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.
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, reinforcing the age-old sentiment that family connections are best built through food.
Saturday, 21 September; 7pm
Every Day a Good Day (日日是好日)
2018 / Slice of Life, Drama / 100 mins / Rating: Suitable for all ages
Noriko and Michiko are cousins about to graduate from university. Michiko is adventurous and graceful while Noriko is clumsy and shy—so when they begin tea ceremony lessons Noriko is understandably nervous. Their first lesson is difficult and their teacher is rigid, but the intricate fine details in the practice are fascinating enough for the girls to continue learning. While the lessons are only a hobby for Michiko, Noriko develops a passion for the practice and a deep connection to her teacher. Through the changing seasons of Noriko’s life, the ritual of tea ceremony becomes a safe place to meditate on the ups and downs of life.
Every Day a Good Day is an elegant, moving tale that brings the world of tea ceremony to life; based on essayist Noriko Morishita’s book of the same name.
The Japan Foundation, Sydney, with the support of the Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.