Event: FREE Japanese film showing - "Macarthur’s Children"
Date: Thursday 19 July 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
A Wonderful, Touching Film
Finding new beginnings in devastating endings, Shinoda explores the shock of Japan's World War II surrender through the eyes of youngsters and adults on one island. Set in the early days of the U.S. Occupation and its infusion of American soldiers, it's a touching chronicle of eye-opening adjustment for the local youth, drawing inspiration from the director's own childhood memories.
The film was adapted from the Japanese best-seller by Yu Aku and featured the big screen debut of actor Ken Watanabe.
No booking required!
143min | 1985 | PG
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Cast: Masako Natsume, Jyuzo Itami, Ken Watanabe
Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato, and The Japan Foundation
Any inquiries? Please contact Diane Kenning at School of Arts (Ph 838 4932).