November, 2020

2020Sat28Nov3:30 pm5:40 pmJapanese Film Festival 2020 | A Beautiful Star3:30 pm - 5:40 pm Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Culture,Festival,Free,MoviesWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years)

Event Details

The ever-popular FREE  Japan Film Festival returns in New Zealand to serve up premiere screenings of a wide range of films!

The movie A Beautiful Star is recommended for teens aged 15 and up as the censors rating is M( Suitable for mature audiences 15years and over). The film is in Japanese with English Subtitles,

An adaptation of a tragicomedy by Yukio MISHIMA, a Japanese literature giant.  MISHIMA’s unique sci-fi drama turns into an unconventional film in modern times directed by YOSHIDA Dihachi “Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!”.  It portrays a family on Earth who come to believe that they are actually from other planets all of a sudden.  They try so hard to save the endangered planet Earth but things get crazy on the way…  A comical yet bittersweet story of an extraterrestrial family.

Juichiro Osugi, a demotivated weather forecaster, suddenly comes to believe that he is from Mars after mysteriously struck by blinding light.  About the same time, his children also awake as aliens. They believe that they have different missions to accomplish on Earth and Juichiro believes his is to let people realize the immediate danger of environmental crisis. His peculiar plea to save the beautiful planet earns him the limelight; however, a mysterious would-be alien appears to claim against Juichiro.  Once a frivolous weatherman now desperately tries to let the man and his audience understand his conviction, not knowing the fate awaiting him ahead.

The Japanese Film Festival will run in Auckland  from the 27 to 29 November and is presented by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand and the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, the Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch and the Japan Foundation.

A Beautiful Star ( 2017 / 127min / Censors rating : M) 


FREE event

Tickets can be booked either through the Academy Cinema’s website here ($1.50 booking fee applies) or purchased at the Academy Cinemas counter (no booking fee applies). 


Consultate General of Japan in AucklandPhone: 09-303 4106 AIG Building 15/41 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010