Japanese Film Festival | Satellite
Comedy, Romance
Manga Adaptations

Liar x Liar


Directed by: Saiji Yakumo

Year: 2021

Length: 117 minutes

Classification rating: Unclassified all ages

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

Official website

One love triangle, two people?!

Neat freak university student Minato (Nana Mori, Weathering with You) and her stepbrother Tōru (Hokuto Matsumura) have an extremely tumultuous relationship. Thanks to his handsome looks and notorious playboy habits, Minato has been the subject of bullying from jealous girls for years. But one day, her life is turned upside down when an unrecognisable Minato accidentally bumps into Tōru while wearing a wig, high school uniform and gaudy makeup. In a moment of flustered panic, Minato pretends to be a high school student named Mina, and Tōru falls in love at first sight. When he proves to be more than determined to start dating ‘Mina’, Minato decides to go along with the lie to get sweet revenge against her stepbrother.

Based on the shōjo manga series by Renjūrō Kindaichi, Liar x Liar follows the story of a bizarre love triangle, as Minato’s seemingly harmless prank evolves into the biggest lie she’s ever told. It’s not long before the facade backfires on her, making her life impossible!

Audience warning: Contains mild themes


Palace Electric, Canberra


Palace Raine Square, Perth


Palace Barracks, Brisbane


The Kino, Melbourne


The Kino, Melbourne


Palace Verona, Sydney


Palace Norton Street, Sydney

Director: Saiji Yakumo

Cast: Nana Mori and Hokuto Matsumura

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Category: Manga Adaptations

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles