Saturday 2 February, 4:10pm
A rare opportunity to see one of the great directors Heinosuke Gosho’s masterpiece of post-war marriage and family life.
Saturday 2 February, 6:20pm
Director Yoshida Daihachi studies the human condition in his adaptation of a thriller manga by the maestro team of Yamagami Tatsuhiko and Igarashi Mikio.
Sunday 3 February, 1:30pm
Spectacular live-action adaptation of a bestselling fantasy manga series set in old-town Kamakura.
Sunday 3 February, 4:00pm
A newly divorced father (Toshimi Watanabe) finds himself out of depth when faced with the unfamiliar challenge of preparing his daughter’s daily lunchbox.
Sunday 3 February, 6:00pm / Friday 8 February, 8:40pm
Using a heartrending diagnosis as a catalyst, this internationally-acclaimed drama charts the race of a terminally ill woman to mend her family in the time she has left.
Tuesday 5 February, 6:15pm / Sunday 10 February, 1:10pm
A charming romance of a socially hopeless man and the obstacles he faces in the quest to find true love.
Tuesday 5 February, 8:30pm
With this theatrical adaptation of Mahokaru Numata’s identically titled mystery novel, Naoto Kumazawa illustrates a devastating love story.
Wednesday 6 February, 6:20pm
A Stitch of Life director, Mishima Yukiko, adapts to screen Shigematsu Kiyoshi's identically titled novel with a screenplay by Vibrator screenwriter, Arai Haruhiko.
Thursday 7 February, 6:30pm
Tsuchida works secretly at a host club to support her live-in boyfriend, Seiichi an uninspired and struggling musician.
Thursday 7 February, 8:30 pm
After one of his articles inadvertently causes a tragedy, a journalist resigns himself to a life of labour at a small factory.
Friday 8 February, 6:20pm / Saturday 9 February, 8:30pm
A gripping drama exploring universally experienced sibling rivalry and the thin line between love and hate.
Saturday 9 February, 1:40pm
Director Yukiko Sode tells an original and charming love story that provides an insight into Japan’s increasing practice of weddings expedited by an unexpected pregnancy.
Saturday 9 February, 4:00pm
This debut anime feature from Hiroyasu Ishida is a highly imaginative mysterious tale focusing on 10 year old enthusiastic scientist Aoyama.
Saturday 9 February, 6:20pm
Tears and laughter abound in this charming love letter to classic cinema; Takeuchi’s follow-up to his hugely successful Thermae Romae franchise.
Sunday 10 February, 3:30 pm
A humorous exploration of one family’s connection with their ancestry.
Sunday 10 February, 6:00pm
Offering a glimpse into the microcosm of relationships within Japanese society, three vignettes tell very different stories of love, loss and rejection.