2018 New Zealand International Film Festival

Ryuichi Sakamoto: CodaMirai / 
Shoplifters / The Third Murder

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is back again this year with films old and new, boasting an impressive 155 films from 40 countries. Japan will be bringing 4 full-length films to the big screens, as well as a few short features/animations.

Come and join JETAA on Saturday 21st July at 6:30pm to watch the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters from director Kore-eda Hirokazu. The film will be showing at The Civic Theatre on Queen Street.

The eponymous shoplifters are the Shibatas, a low-income family of five struggling away in a tiny corner of Tokyo. Scrimping and saving, as well as stealing whenever necessary, this overcrowded household one day opens their door to an abused child wandering the neighbourhood. Wary of exposing their own living situation, they ignore the authorities and secretly adopt the little girl – to everyone’s greater happiness, but also peril.

JETAA will be subsidising tickets for attendees who RSVP and make payment to us by Friday 13th July. More information can be found on our Facebook page here. Please note that tickets are subject to availability; and we are expecting this screening to sell out. If you miss our deadline but still want to attend, you can buy tickets to the movie directly through Ticketmaster.

For information regarding screening times, other films/locations, please visit the NZIFF website.

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