November, 2020

2020Fri27Nov6:00 pm8:00 amJapanese Film Festival | A Banana? At This time of nightJapanese Film Festival Event6:00 pm - 8:00 am Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Culture,Festival,Free,MoviesWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

A Banana at this time of night

Event Details

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

This movie is recommended for children and teens aged 8 and up as the movie is in Japanese with English subtitles

The Opening Film is A Banana? At This Time of Night?.

Yasuaki Shikano, 34. Suffering from muscular dystrophy, wheelchair user. Self-centered, talkative, overly free-spirited!
A human drama depicting Yasuaki Shikano, who lived his dreams while struggling with muscular dystrophy. He was loved by everyone – the volunteers and families who supported him. Despite being unable to live without help, he leaves the hospital and begins an independent life. With many volunteer helpers, he lives like a king but is loved and hated at the same time. One night, Yasuaki falls in love with Mitsuki, his new volunteer helper unaware that she is already in a relationship with Hisashi Tanaka (Miura Haruma) a medical college student.

This is a moving drama based on a true story depicting the life of people who meet and changed with Yasuaki, through their experiences with laughter and tears.

2018 / 120 min. Censors rating: PG

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.


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