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Night is Short, Walk On Girl [夜は短し歩けよ乙女] – JFF Darwin Satellite

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

The Japanese Film Festival Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.In 2019, the Festival celebrated its 23rd year with an audience of over 30,000 Australia-wide. The Festival has enjoyed great success over the years, with the opportunity to showcase a vast variety of cinematic delights from 35mm film classics to newly-released titles currently screening in Japan. JFF Australia is part of JFF Asia-Pacific Platform initiated by The Japan Foundation Head Office based in Tokyo. This initiative aims to support and grow interest in Japanese films and cinema culture throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia.Learn more about the Japanese Film Festival Australia here.

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Night is Short, Walk On Girl
(夜は短し歩けよ乙女)
Year: 2017 / Runtime: 93 min / Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Animation, Coming of Age / Classification: Unclassified: Suitable for 15+ (Contains moderate themes)

Languages: in Japanese with English subtitles

Story:A heroine known only as The Black-Haired Girl goes down the rabbit hole for a night on the town and meets new friends who show her an unexpected side of Kyoto’s nightlife. As their night moves from tipsy to boozy, they slide into a trippy world of second-hand books, guerilla theatre-makers, and chance encounters where anything seems possible. Meanwhile, fellow student Senpai (Gen Hoshino) is desperately searching for The Black-Haired Girl. Determined to make her acquaintance in the most “natural” way possible, Senpai engineers increasingly complicated and comically contrived situations to bump into her. Set over one endless night, Senpai and The Black-Haired Girl embark on their own solo adventures, with each challenge potentially bringing them closer to one another.As the night deepens and challenges escalate, will fate bring the two together?From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time’s “Food Chain”) comes Night is Short, Walk on Girl, a strange romantic comedy about one epic night in Kyoto. Featuring Gen Hoshino (We Married As A Job) as Senpai and Kana Hanazawa (Your Name, Psycho-Pass: The Movie) as The Black-Haired Girl.

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

Original Story: Tomihiko Morimi

Producers: Noriko Ozaki, Junnosuke Ito

Animation Producer: Eunyoung Choi

Production Company: NAKAME COMMITTEE (Fuji Television Network, TOHO, Science SARU, KADOKAWA, BS FUJI)

Distributor: Half Symbolic

Cast: Gen Hoshino, Kana Hanazawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Ryuji Akiyama, Kazuya Nakai, Yuko Kaida, Hiroyuki Yoshino

Copyright: © Tomihiko Morimi,KADOKAWA/NAKAME COMMITTEE

Awards

2018 Japan Academy Awards – Animation of the Year

2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival – Best Feature

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Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Event Category:
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Organiser

Australian Japanese Association of the Northern Territory (AJANT)

Venue

BCC Cinemas Casuarina
247 Trower Road
Casuarina, NT 0810 Australia
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