Japanese Film Festival Mini Newcastle
The University of Newcastle Japanese-English Club is partnering with the Japan Foundation Sydney to put on the first ever Japanese film festival in Newcastle.
From the Friday the 6th of October to the 8th, four recent films from Japan will be screened at the Tower Cinemas (King St Newcastle). Tickets are FREE and can be reserved one hour before each screening.
For information please see our Facebook event:
*All films are in Japanese with English subtitles unless otherwise stated.
1. CREEPY [クリーピー]
Friday 6 October, 7pm
Former detective Takakura thinks he escaped a high-pressure lifestyle by moving to a quiet neighbourhood with his charming wife. When neighbourly relations turn distinctly eerie, he is too preoccupied with an unresolved missing persons case to even notice. Will he recognise the real dangers before they creep too close?
2016 / Thriller / 130mins
Rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult.
2. MOHICAN COMES HOME [モヒカン故郷に帰る]
Saturday 7 October, 6:30 pm
Sporting a mohawk, Eikichi returns home to announce his engagement to his Tokyoite girlfriend. His conservative dad Osamu is outraged but secretly delighted at the news. The village celebrates Eikichi’s homecoming, but not long after, Osamu is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The events that follow are a blend of hilarity and tragedy as father and son patch up old wounds through a shared love for music.
2016 / Comedy / 124mins
Rating: Recommended for 12+
3. TSUKIJI WONDERLAND [築地ワンダーランド]
Sunday 8 October, 2pm
A unique documentary offering an insider’s view to the intricate relationship between fishermen, wholesalers, and professional chefs in the world’s largest fish market in Tokyo. While not addressing the sustainability aspects in the industry, the documentary focuses instead on the complex human ecology of Tsukiji, its landmark legacy on Japanese food culture, and undisputed world-class reputation among chefs.
2016 / Documentary / 110mins/In English and Japanese with English subtitles.
Rating: All ages
4. BAKUMAN。 [バクマン。]
Sunday 8 October, 5pm
High schooler Moritaka is a gifted illustrator who lacks ambition. Enter Akito, the class genius and a talented writer, who convinces Moritaka to join forces and create manga with him. Can the pair beat their rival, get the girl AND achieve their ultimate goal – becoming number one in the cut-throat world of manga?
2015 / Comedy / 120mins
Rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult