Japanese Film Festival Screening – Mirai
Sat October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Four-year-old Kun’s life gets turned upside down when he meets his new baby sister Mirai (meaning “future”) for the first time. Having only known life as the apple of his parents’ eyes, Kun is very quick to become jealous of his new sister, whose arrival steals both his spotlight and his parents’ attention. One day, in the midst of a jealous rampage he runs to the backyard to sulk where he discovers a mysterious magical time-travelling gateway. Through it, he meets strangers from the past and future, including a teenage Mirai! Together, the two go on a fantasy-filled adventure to uncover their family’s history and the love that has been passed down through generations. But one question remains–why did teenage Mirai come to find Kun? Drawing from his own personal experiences as a father, this latest feature film by Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) is a nostalgiaevoking, touching film with gorgeous visuals, as told through the eyes of a 4-year-old.
From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations.
Continuing to cement his status among Japan’s best animation directors, Hosoda brings his trademark balance of gorgeous visuals and heartfelt emotion to this ingenious take on a highly relatable scenario – tenderly drawn from his own experiences as a father.
This is a free family friendly event, please rsvp as places are limited.
Join us for this year’s 2019 DesFest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia. Head to desfest.com for more information.
Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.
Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.
Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.