FREE Japanese film showing – THIS THURSDAY (July 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。いつものように、入場料[にゅうじょうりょう]無料[むりょう] (= admission free)です。英語[えいご]の字幕[じまく] (= sub-titles)もついています。


Thursday 19 July
7pm | L3
| Free Admission

Free Japanese Film - Macarthurs ChildrenMacarthur’s Children
143min | 1985 | PG
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Masako Natsume, Itami Jyuzo, Ken Watanabe

A Wonderful, Touching Film

A Wonderful, Touching Film Finding new beginnings in devastating endings, Shinoda explores the shock of Japan’s World War II surrender through the eyes of youngsters and adults on one island. Set in the early days of the U.S. Occupation and its infusion of American soldiers, it’s a touching chronicle of eye-opening adjustment for the local youth, drawing inspiration from the director’s own childhood memories.

The film was adapted from the Japanese best-seller by Yu Aku and featured the big screen debut of actor Ken Watanabe.

Presented by Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato and The Japan Foundation.

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