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Japanese Film Festival Regional Newcastle

Japanese Film Festival Regional Newcastle

Friday 21st September - Sunday 23rd September 6:30 - 5:00am

At Tower Cinemas Newcastle

Cost: Free!

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The Japan Foundation Sydney in partnership with the UoN Japnese-English Club, sponsored by the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, is putting on the second Japanese Film Festival Regional in Newcastle. This event will be from the 21-23 of September at the Tower Cinemas Newcastle and all movies will be FREE!

Tickets are free, however due to limited space it is first in best dressed. Ticketing will open up an hour before the movie shows, so make sure to get there early to secure your spot in the theatre! The movies and their times and dates are as follows:

FRIDAY, 21 SEPT, 6:30PM

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.

SATURDAY, 22 SEPT, 6:00PM

GINTAMA (銀魂)
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.

SUNDAY, 23 SEPT, 1:00PM

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.

SUNDAY, 23 SEPT, 3:00PM

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER (メアリと魔女の花)
2017/ Anime / 103 mins / Rating: PG

After following an odd cat into the nearby woods, young Mary discovers a peculiar type of flower that has the power to bring a broomstick to life. In a heartbeat, she is whisked above the clouds and is taken to a school of magic! Despite having no magical knowledge, Mary enrols into the school and demonstrates surprisingly promising abilities. However, she quickly discovers that all is not as it seems at the school comes face to face with great danger – and a life-changing choice.


2018-09-21 06:30:00
2018-09-23 05:00:00