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Japanese Film Festival 2018

Japanese Film Festival 2018

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  • Thu 22 Nov ’18, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 23 Nov ’18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 24 Nov ’18, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sat 24 Nov ’18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sun 25 Nov ’18, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Sun 25 Nov ’18, 3:00pm – 5:00pm


Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Academy Cinemas

This year, the ever-popular Japan Film Festival returns to serve up premiere screenings of a wide range of films! Breathe in, observe, delight, experience and enjoy the rich yet subtle tapestry of Japanese life and culture.

This festival will be held in Wellington (27-28 October) and Christchurch (6-8 November) and Auckland (22-25 November).

Free admission and Japanese with English subtitles. Please visit the website of Consulate-General of Japan, for more details.

- 22&23 November: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, The University of Auckland (No Booking required).
- 24&25 November: Academy Cinemas (Booking required at academycinemas.co.nz / Booking open from 25 October).

Films & schedule:
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium/22&23 November
- 22 November 6:30pm: TEIICHI - Battle of Supreme High - (Director: Akira Nagai, 2017, M, Comedy drama, 118min)
*6:00pm :Opening Night Special Event Tsugaru-Shamisen Performance by World-Renowned Noriko Tadano
- 23 November 6:30pm: Survival Family (Director: Shinobu Yaguchi, 2017, PG, Comedy drama, 117min)

Academy Cinemas/24&25 November
- 24 November 4:00pm: Close - Knit (Director: Naoko Ogigami, 2017, M, Drama, 127min)
- 24 November 6:30pm: Memoirs of Murderer (Director: Yu Irie, 2017, R16, Thriller, 117min)
- 25 November 1:00pm: Rudolf the Black Cat (Director: Kunihiko Yuyama & Motonari Sakakibara, 2016, PG, Animation, 89min)
- 25 November 3:00pm: Chihayafuru Part 3 (Director: Norihiro Koizumi, 2018, Drama, 128min)

Auckland screenings are presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the Japan Foundation and supported by the University of Auckland.

2017 - Fuji Television Network/Shueisha/Toho Cusamaru Furuya/Shueisya All Rights Reserved.
2017 - Fuji Television, Toho, Dentsu, Altamira Pictures
2017 - ”Close-Knit” Film Partners
2017 - “Memoirs of a Murderer” Film Partners
2016 - "Rudolf the Black Cat" Film Partners
2018 - "Chihayafuru" Film Partners (c)Yuki Suetsugu/Kodansha Ltd.

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