Join us for a free monthly Japanese film screening.
This event is being held at Ellen Melville Centre usually on the last Friday of the month and the film start from 6pm. Screenings are preceded by short videos about Japanese culture from 5.45pm.
- Free admission
- All films have English subtitles
- Booking is not necessary. First come and first served basis with a maximum capacity of 100 people under "Orange"
- Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese culture.
July 2022 film: "Shin Godzilla"
(Director: Hideaki Anno, 2016, 119min. Rating: M)
From Hideaki Anno, the mind behind EVANGELION. The King of Monsters receives a terrifying resurgence.
It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials.
At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different - something alive.
His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake.
As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower.
But time is not on their side, and the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
©2016 TOHO CO., LTD. Godzilla and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd.
Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, the Japan Foundation, Ellen Melville Centre and Auckland Council.