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© 2014-2015 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners

© 2014-2015 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners

© 2014-2015 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners

Japanese films shown at Massey University are usually screened on the first Wednesday of the month from 6.30pm.

Films shown at the University of Auckland are usually screened on the last Thursday of the month from 7pm.

The main feature is preceded by a 15 minute documentary on life and culture in Japan which starts at 6.15pm (Massey), 6.45pm (Auckland).   

All films have English subtitles.
Admission is free and booking is not necessary.
The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
This event will be held only under NZ Covid-19 Alert Level 1 or Lower.

September film: “Miss Hokusai”

(2015, 90min. Rating : PG)

Set in 1814 Edo (now known as Tokyo), a much accomplished artist of the time works tirelessly in his house-atelier.

He is as short-tempered and sarcastic as he is brilliant, with no passion for money or meaningless pastimes like drinking.

His name is Katsushika Hokusai and decades later his work would come to mesmerise Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt and Debussy.

But very few were aware of the woman who often painted for him while remaining uncredited. 

This is the untold story of O-Ei, Master Hokusais daughter, a free-spirited woman overshadowed by her larger-than-life father. She inherited both his stubbornness and his talent, and her art is so powerful that it leads her to trouble.

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the University of Auckland, Massey University and the Japan Foundation.

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