November, 2020

2020Sat28Nov1:00 pm3:00 pmJapanese Film Festival | Almost a MiracleJapanese Film Festival event1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Culture,Festival,MoviesWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Almost a Miracle japanese movie

Event Details

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

The movie Almost a Miracle is recommended for children and teens aged 8 years and up as the movie is in Japanese with English subtitles

A new type of main character, who is both extremely ordinary and universally lovable. Hajime Machida of interest is definitely an atypical student. He is not good in studying, sports and does not even show any interest in girls, but instead thrives on good will, to the point that he insists on helping everyone he sees in trouble, no matter the person, the place or the circumstances. This trait has made him famous in the area, to the point that a number of people call him “Jesus Christ”.

One day, however, he meets Nana in the infirmary of his school, a girl who states that she dislikes all people. Soon Machida starts caring about her and she begins to have feelings for him.

Almost a Miracle is a quirky and refreshing narrative full of moments of honest human emotions. More than that, it succeeds in becoming one of the most clear evocations of the equivocal nature of language, a truth that especially resides in the dimension of love/being in love and the play of courting. Utterly moving and pleasantly heartwarming, Almost a Miracle is one of most original narratives about coming-into-being and that beautiful evil little thing called love to be released in recent years.

The Japanese Film Festival 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.

All films are FREE admission

Movie duration: 120min
Censors rating : PG


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