Film still from <em>Born Bone Born</em>
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

Film still from Born Bone Born
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

Born Bone Born

Japanese Film Festival 2019
  • Sat 2 Nov 2019
  • 12:30—2:30PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Proudly Presented by the Embassy of Japan in New Zealand and the Japan Foundation
  • Rated: PG
  • Free entry
  • Tickets can be booked online or issued at the Gallery.
  • Unfortunately no reservations by phone.
  • Please take your seat 10 mins before the film starts as otherwise empty seats will be re-allocated
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

This second feature by Okinawan comedian Toshiyuki Teruya, a.k.a. Gori (one half of the popular comedy duo Garage Sale) is a sunny, humanistic comedy set in Aguni, a remote island of Okinawa.

Senkotsu (lit. “Bone-washing”), is a tradition that is almost extinct. The eldest son of the Shinjo family, Tsuyoshi, returns to his hometown to wash the bones of his mother. His father’s life is in a mess due to his inability to accept his wife's death. Also returning home is eldest daughter Yuko, also facing various hardships in life herself. Will the senkotsu ceremony help the family members unite?

JP, 2018, 111 min., Dir. Toshiyuki Teruya

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Film poster from <em>Born Bone Born</em>
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

Film poster from Born Bone Born
Image courtesy of The Japan Foundation

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