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Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Night’s Tightrope

Unclassified 15+
This film contains themes of suicide, moderate violence and mild language.

25 Nov

Budding writer Yuki has always looked out for her friend, Atsuko, ever since a kendo accident left the latter traumatised and bullied at school. But when the manuscript for Yuki’s first novel is plagiarised, she becomes withdrawn and fixated on mortality. Unbeknownst to her, Atsuko starts volunteering at a nursing home hoping that witnessing death will stop her from taking her own life.

Tickets: Full $18.50. Concession $15.50. Member $14.50. Japan Foundation Member 13.
  • Night’s Tightrope is a dark coming-of-age story based upon the novel Shoujo by Kanae Minato. Director Yukiko Mishima uses poetic visuals to spin a narrative wherein no action is left without a consequence.