TOKYO FIANCÉE / TOKYO FIANCÉE

2015 ARCHIVE

Director: Stefan Liberski
Cast: Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Le Breton, Alice de Lencquesaing
Country: Belgium, Canada, France
Year: 2014
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 100 minutes
Rating: M – nudity and sex scenes

“Whimsy and poignant (…) plays like Amelie meets Lost in Translation.”

The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

20-year-old Amélie (Pauline Etienne, break-out star of Eden) is obsessed with all things Japanese. She was born in Japan, but her family returned to their homeland of Belgium when she was a small child, and she has dreamt of going back ever since.

Her head filled with dreams, Amélie finally decides to move to Tokyo. She finds herself a tiny suburban apartment to live in and immerses herself in Japanese cuisine and culture. To earn a living, Amélie decides to give private French classes and soon meets a young Japanese man, Rinri (Taichi Inoue), who becomes her first and only student. Rinri and Amélie quickly discover they share a passion for each other’s cultures… and each other.

Between surprises, happy times and the pitfalls of a culture shock that is both poetic and amusing, Amélie discovers a side of Japan (and herself) that she had never seen before.

Based on Amélie Nothomb’s best-selling novel, and straight from its successful premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kerri Craddock describes Tokyo Fiancée as “an exquisite portrait of cross-cultural desires and divides. It reminds us that the world is full of possibility and that we should all dare to dream, if only for a little while.”

Trailer

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Sat 21 Feb 6:15 PM
Sun 1 Mar 3:45 PM

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Fri 6 Mar 8:30 PM

CHRISTCHURCH
Fri 27 Feb 8:30 PM
Tue 10 Mar 6:30 PM

NELSON
Sat 7 Mar 6:15 PM

TIMARU
Sat 14 Mar 8:30 PM

WELLINGTON
Sat 21 Mar 6:30 PM E
Thu 26 Mar 6:30 PM D

TAURANGA
Sat 14 Mar 8:30 PM

DUNEDIN
Sat 21 Mar 8:45 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 28 Mar 8:30 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Fri 10 Apr 8:30 PM

HAMILTON
Sat 18 Apr 6:00 PM
Sun 26 Apr 5:30 PM

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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