Coming of Age, Youth

Chihayafuru Musubi

ちはやふる 結び

Directed by: Nori Koizumi

Year: 2018

Length: 127 minutes

Classification rating: All

Screens in: Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne

日本語の解説は映画.comへ

Not just a game, karuta contains the answers to life’s greatest questions

Screened as part of JFF 2018.

Chihaya and her friends are in their final year of high school, which means they have one last chance to win the national karuta championships, a fast-paced and physically demanding card game based on classic poetry. Just because they’re busy training for the games, they’re not excused from real life. Like other teens, they have to deal with homework, exams, friendships and the occasional heartbreak.

To make things worse, a fresh crop of talented karuta players join the competition, headed by karuta prodigy and Chihaya’s childhood friend, Arata. Despite the mounting pressure, Chihaya is determined to make it to the top. But what about the other people competing alongside her?

The cast of the original Chihayafuru series are back to reprise their roles. Suzu Hirose, Shuhei Nomura and Mackenyu are joined by new cast members in the live-action adaptation of this popular manga by Yuki Suetsugu.
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Dendy Canberra Centre, Canberra

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Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane

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Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane

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Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

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Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth

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GU Film House Adelaide, Adelaide

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Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

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Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

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Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne

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Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne

Director: Nori Koizumi

Original story: Yuki Suetsugu

Screenplay: Nori Koizumi

Producer: Kyohei Sudachi

Cast: Suzu Hirose, Shuhei Nomura, Mackenyu Arata, Mone Kamishiraishi, Yuma Yamamoto, Yuki Morinaga, Mio Yuki and Hatayo Sano

Genre: Coming of Age, Youth

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: DCP colour

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