FREE Japanese film showing – This Thursday (21 June 2012)!

今週[こんしゅう]の木曜日[もくようび]、日本[にほん]映画[えいが]を上映[じょうえい]します。今月[こんげつ]の映画[えいが]はスタジオ・ジブリのアニメです! とても心[こころ][あたた]まる(= heart-warming)、よい映画[えいが]です。、是非[ぜひ][み]に来[き]てください。

Free Japanese Film Showing – June 2012
Date: Thursday 21 June 2012
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: L3 (Waikato University)

Contact: or 838-4932

Admission Free!

No booking required!

English sub-titles!



"Only Yesterday" 『おもいでぽろぽろ』

119min | 1991 | PG
Director: Isao Takahata
Voice: Miki Imai, Toshiro Yanagiba 

Studio Ghibli Animation!!!

Animation for Grownups

As 27-year old Taeko embarks on a holiday to the country she reminiscences about her childhood and journeys back to a time when she was only 15. Taeko recalls the major events that shaped her life into what it is now. In the present, Taoko longs for a change in her humdrum life as an office-worker in Tokyo. When she arrives at her relatives’ farm she finds herself attracted to an earnest young farmer. As Taeko flips between the past and the present, she realizes that she must make important decisions to ensure her future happiness.

Beautifully evoking both the 1960s and 1980s, Only Yesterday is a double period piece and the quintessential drama of Japanese school-day nostalgia. An animated classic from Studio Ghibli available for the first time ever!

Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato, and The Japan Culture Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation).


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