Japanese Film Festival | Satellite

Brave Father Online – our story of FINAL FANTASY XIV

劇場版 ファイナルファンタジーXIV 光のお父さん

Directed by: Teruo Noguchi and Kiyoshi Yamamoto
2019 / 114 minutes / Unclassified all ages


A heartwarming story that proves you’re never too old for video games

For Akio (Kentaro Sakaguchi), interacting with strangers in the online multiplayer game Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is far easier than getting to know his own father, Akira. But when his father (Kotaro Yoshida) suddenly announces his retirement, Akio realises it’s the perfect opportunity to rekindle his bond with the emotionally-distant Akira. Despite the distance between them now, Akio has fond memories of playing the original Final Fantasy video game with his father as a child. Spurred on by this memory, Akio gifts Akira a copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in hopes of bringing a spark back to his father’s life, and their relationship. He wants to reconnect with his father through the game, but since he knows it won’t be easy, Akio devises a plan. It’s time for Akio to begin an all-new quest—anonymously befriend his father in the virtual world!


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane


Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Treasury Theatre, Melbourne

Screens in: Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

Director: Teruo Noguchi and Kiyoshi Yamamoto

Original Story: Ichigeki-Kakusatsu SS Nikki (Maidy), FINAL FANTASY XIV (SQUARE ENIX.CO. and LTD.)

Screenplay: Kota Fukihara

Cinematographer: Hikaru Yasuda

Producer: Hiro Maruyama and Naoki Yoshida

Cast: Kentaro Sakaguchi and Kotaro Yoshida

Genre: Drama

Format: DCP colour