Japanese Director Showcase

Celebrate some of the best ever names in Japanese Cinema with our Japanese Director Showcase, playing over the last few weeks of July 2022! 
Whether you love the devastating dramas of Ozu and Mizoguchi, the cult favourite horrors of Miike and Fukasaku, the inventive anime of Kon or the stunning action from Kurosawa, our eclectic selection should have something for all to enjoy!

$50 Meal and a Movie Deal - partnering with Tanuki 

For the duration of the Japanese Director Showcase, we're partnering with Tanuki (and Tanuki's Cave) to provide you with a $50 Meal and a Movie Deal! 
This deal includes: 
One set meal at either Tanuki or Tanuki's Cave (319 Queen Street), to be enjoyed BEFORE the film. 
One ticket for the Japanese Director Showcase film at Academy Cinemas.
Vegetarian options are available! Please note that the deal will be exclusively available at Tanuki's (street level) for Yojimbo, Audition, Tokyo Godfathers, Cure, Battle Royale and Late Spring. For Onibaba and Ugetsu, as Tanuki's is closed on Monday and Tuesday, the deal will instead include a meal at Tanuki's Cave, downstairs at the same address (to be booked via email).
Click the image above, or visit tanuki.co.nz for bookings!

Akira Kurosawa

Yojimbo (1961)

110 mins | Rated M

Friday July 15

Takashi Miike

Audition (2000)

115 mins | Rated R18

Audition (2000)

115 mins | Rated R18

Saturday July 16

Kaneto Shindo

Onibaba (1964)

102 mins | Rated R16

Onibaba (1964)

102 mins | Rated R16

Tuesday July 19

Satoshi Kon

Friday July 22

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Saturday July 23

Kenji Mizoguchi

Ugetsu (1953)

97 mins | Rated PG

Monday July 25

Kinji Fukasaku

Battle Royale (2000)

112 mins | Rated R18

Friday July 29

Yasujirō Ozu

Late Spring (1949)

108 mins | Rated G

Sunday July 31