Tuesday, 2 December 2008

12th Japanese Film Festival


The 12th Japanese Film Festival is touring Australia at the moment and features a wonderful selection of films for families until the 9th Dec.

Makoto, our time-travelling heroine, is a strong-willed tomboy. Always tardy, she is your typical teenager who enjoys playing baseball with her two best boyfriends. After a mysterious incident in the chemistry lab one day, Makoto discovers she has the ability to leap backwards in time. At first she uses her newfound power for selfish indulgences, but before long, she discovers that altering the past leads to unexpected consequences in the future…

2007 Japanese Academy Award Winner - Best Animation 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival - Grand Prix

Always
Based on Japan’s best-loved comic book series Sunset on Third Street, this multi-Japanese Academy Award winning film takes viewers on a nostalgic journey back to Tokyo circa 1958. Set in the old residential area of Yuhi, Tokyo, this moving story of hope reveals the lives and struggles of ordinary residents in a time of economic depression. The heart-warming residents of Third Street will surprise you with their optimistic outlook on life that demonstrates the inner strength of a blue-collar community.

2006 Japanese Academy Award Winner - 13 awards out of the 14 possible categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor 2006 Blue Ribbon Award Winner - Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress

Evangelion 1.0 You are [Not] Alone
The first installment in a planned quadrilogy, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone has all new scenes, CGI, narrative and structure making it the perfect companion to the landmark series. Earth has been taken over by ‘Angels’, giant alien creatures leaving behind only desolate remnants of human civilisation. 14-year-old Shinki Ikari receives orders from his distant father to report to the NERV headquarters immediately. His mission, if he chooses to accept, is to pilot the Eva Unit 01 teaming with Eva Unit 00 pilot Ayanami Rei in a raging battle to save the planet.
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SYDNEY
Date: 2 - 9 December 2008
Venue:
Greater Union (George Street) 505-525 George St, Sydney(02) 9273-7431

Ticketing:
Tickets on sale 10 November from Greater Union JFF Box Office (02) 9273 7431**No telephone bookings accepted. Tickets must be purchased in person.
JFF Box Office hours are 9.30am – 9.00pm. JFF Box Office times will vary during the festival.

Admission:
Single Session: Adult $14Concession $12Japan Foundation Members $105-Film Pass: $55 (excluding opening and closing films).

Enquiries:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney on (02) 8239 0055

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