Fantasy, Opening Film

DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura

DESTINY 鎌倉ものがたり

Directed by: Takashi Yamazaki

Year: 2017

Length: 129 minutes

Classification rating: Recommended for aged 12+

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


Akiko’s bizarre newly-wed life begins in magical Kamakura

Screened as part of JFF 2018.

Set in an alternate universe, the ancient capital of Kamakura is a vibrant town where fantastical creatures live alongside humans. Akiko (Mitsuki Takahata) is a cheerful publishing assistant who moves into town after marrying Masakazu (Masato Sakai), a popular mystery writer. Akiko is surprised by the unusual town but enjoys the new curiosities surrounding her. However, just as she was beginning to settle in, a trifling incident sweeps her spirit to the underworld too soon. Convinced that destiny has something else in store for his wife, Masakazu journeys into the underworld to bring back Akiko’s spirit.

Based on Ryohei Saigan’s best-selling comic and directed by Takashi Yamazaki as a follow up to the ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street series.

Fantasia Film Festival 2018 Official Selection; Hawaii International Film Festival 2018 Official Selection

Destiny is a big screen fantasy spectacle full of colourful characters – sneaky goblins, kind-hearted ghosts, and peculiar gods. It features some of the best visual effects in recent Japanese cinema so don’t miss it on the big screen!

Dendy Canberra Centre, Canberra


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane


Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth


GU Film House Adelaide, Adelaide


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne


Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne

Director: Takashi Yamazaki

Original story: Ryohei Saigan

Screenplay: Takashi Yamazaki

Producer: Shuji Abe, Kyo Ito, Nobuyuki Iinuma and Keiichiro Moriya

Cast: Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Sakura Ando, Min Tanaka and Hiroko Yakushimaru

Genre: Fantasy, Opening Film

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: DCP colour

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