Drama, Slice of Life

Every Day a Good Day


Directed by: Tatsushi Omori

Year: 2018

Length: 100 minutes

Classification rating: All

Screens in: Bunbury, Hobart, Alice Springs, Coffs, Harbour, Darwin, Adelaide, Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast and Newcastle

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Finding your passion in the most unexpected of places

Noriko and Michiko are cousins in their last year of university, trying to find their place in the world of adult life. Michiko is adventurous and graceful while Noriko is clumsy and slow to catch on—so when Michiko wants to begin tea ceremony lessons Noriko is understandably nervous. While their first lesson is difficult and their teacher Mrs Takeda is rigid, something about the intricate fine details in the practice are fascinating to Noriko, so the cousins decide to continue learning. The lessons are only ever a hobby for Michiko, but Noriko develops a passion for the practice and a deep connection to her teacher. Through the changing seasons of Noriko’s life, the ritual of tea ceremony becomes a safe place to meditate on the ups and downs of life.

Based on essayist Noriko Morishita’s book of the same name and directed by Omori Tatsushi of The Ravine of Goodbye and starring Kuroki Haru of The Little House with co-star Kiki Kilin of Shoplifters; Every Day a Good Day is an elegant and moving tale that not only brings the world of tea ceremony to life but teaches the audience to connect deeply with both themselves and the natural world around them.



Please note that select cities have individual ticketing systems; Tickets that can be reserved online will have a booking link provided.


Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury


Dechaineux Theatre, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Friday 4th October

Alice Springs Cinema, Alice Springs


Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour

Saturday 19th October

BCC Cinemas Darwin, Darwin

Friday 8th November

GU Film House Adelaide, Adelaide

Sunday 10th November

GU Film House Adelaide, Adelaide

Sunday 3rd November

Event Cinemas Smithfield, Cairns

Sunday 17th November

Event Cinemas Townsville City, Townsville

Sunday 24th November

Event Cinemas Robina, Gold Coast

Friday 22nd November

Event Cinemas Kotara, Newcastle

Director: Tatsushi Omori

Original Story: Noriko Morishita

Producer: Tomomi Yoshimura, Takaharu Kanai and Takahiko Kondo

Screenplay: Tatsushi Omori

Cast: Haru Kuroki, Kirin Kiki and Mikako Tabe

Genre: Drama, Slice of Life

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: DCP colour

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