Please join us for the Australian premiere of the new short film, 'Joe's Encyclopedia' by Roger Pulvers

This session will be followed by a Q&A session

English dialogue with Japanese subtitles

About the film

Length: 25 minutes

One day an extraordinary encyclopedia salesman pays a visit to the home of a woman.

Will he have the answers that can change her life?


About the Presenter 

Honorary Professor Roger Pulvers is an acclaimed translator, author, playwright, journalist and theatre and film director who has published more than fifty books in Japanese and English. He has worked extensively in film and television and was assistant to director Nagisa Oshima on the film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, starring David Bowie, Tom Conti and Ryuichi Sakamoto. He received the prominent Noma Award for the Translation of Japanese Literature in 2013, and the prestigious Miyazawa Kenji Prize in 2008. He was awarded Japan’s highest honour, the Order of the Rising Sun, in 2018 and the Order of Australia in 2019.​​​​​​

Venue

In-person only
Room: 
Forgan Smith Building (1), Room E215