Free Japanese film showing – October 2013 “Haru’s Journey”

We will show another film this Thursday.

Free Admission!
No booking required!
English Subtitles!


Haru’s Journey 『春との旅』

Date: Thursday 3 October 2013
Time: 19:00
Venue: L3 at Waikato University

Director : Masahiro Kobayashi
Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Eri Tokunaga
2010 | 134min | M

A rare road movie gem

Filmed in the Tohoku region of Japan before the devastation of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Haru’s Journey examines the universal themes of acceptance, resilience and reconciliation.

Tadao, an elderly fisherman, lives in a lonely fishing village in Hokkaido with his granddaughter Haru. Having injured his leg, he cannot live without her help. When Haru loses her job as an elementary school nutritionist, she wants to move to Tokyo to look for new opportunities. Tadao is not pleased but begrudgingly agrees to accompany her on a journey through Tohoku in the hope that one of his estranged siblings will look after him.

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

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