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


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 all cities have online ticketing options, expect Gold Coast and Cairns.
Cairns (Smithfield): No reservation needed. Entry 30 minutes prior to screening (subject to seat availability).
Gold Coast (Robina): Tickets available from JFF Info Desk in cinema foyer from 1 hour before each session.
Adelaide: A limited allocation of seats will be available on the day from the JFF Info Desk at the cinema from 1 hour before each film screening, even if Eventbrite registrations are sold out.



Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury


Dechaineux Theatre, University of Tasmania, Hobart


Alice Springs Cinema, Alice Springs


Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour


BCC Cinemas Darwin, Darwin


GU Film House Adelaide, Adelaide


GU Film House Adelaide, Adelaide


Event Cinemas Smithfield, Cairns


Event Cinemas Townsville City, Townsville


Event Cinemas Robina, Gold Coast


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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