october, 2021

23oct1:00 pm6:00 pmJapanese Film Festival Satellite in Darwin1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Casuarina Square

Event Details

The Japanese Film Festival Satellite Program will tour Darwin with two contemporary Japanese films, screening for free. Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney with the Australian Japanese Association of the North Territory (AJANT).

This year’s selection includes a kaleidoscopic anime about two boys raised by dugongs, and a heartfelt family drama with an Okinawan setting.

Free admission. Limited capacity.
Registrations required.
jffau.net/Darwin21_Children
jffau.net/Darwin21_Born
*Registrations open on 9 October

Please see below for more information.

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EVENT DETAILS
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VENUE
BCC Cinemas Casuarina
Casuarina Square Shopping Centre
247 Trower Rd
Casuarina NT 0810

PROGRAM ENQUIRIES
japanesefilmfestival@jpf.org.au

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FILM PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
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SATURDAY, 23 OCT; 1:00PM

Children of the Sea (海獣の子供)

2019 / Youth, Animation / 111 mins / Rating: PG (contains mild fantasy themes and infrequent coarse language)
In Japanese with English subtitles

“Most of the things that happen at sea are left unknown…”

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn towards the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and can hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. What the children experience as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish is only the beginning of a surreal and colourful adventure that will lead Ruka to find her role within the great unitedness of humanity and nature.

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SATURDAY, 23 OCT; 4:00PM

Born Bone Born (洗骨)

2018 / Drama / 111 mins / Rating: Unclassified: 15+
In Japanese with English subtitles

“A dysfunctional family comes together for an unorthodox Okinawan tradition”

Four years after Emiko’s death, her family reunites for an Okinawan funerary ritual known as a senkotsu (bone washing) ceremony. Since her death, her husband has become an alcoholic and her daughter is heavily pregnant and single. Nothing’s been easy for this family, and now they are forced to deal with each other’s problems too. Born Bone Born is beautifully strange and universally human, taking a melancholic story and spinning it into a light-hearted, comedic drama about how family will always be there for you—even if they have to be dragged, kicking and screaming.

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Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

BCC Cinemas Casuarina

Casuarina Square

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