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Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A massacre initiated by the followers of an apocalyptic religious sect, the Ark of Truth, leaves more than a hundred people dead, including the self-appointed executioners, slain by fellow cult members.
Three years pass.

On the anniversary of the slaughter, four friends who lost loved ones in the tragedy seek solace by journeying to the secluded lake where it all began. They encounter a man who was with the executioners until the very moment the killing began, and their pilgrimage takes a strange, unexpected turn. – Cannes Film Festival

Screening as part of our retrospective Family Portraits: The Films of Hirokazu Kore-eda, from Mar 12 – 19, 2020. Discounted ticket packs available in 3-packs ($36 for general, $27 for IFC Center Members) and 5-packs ($60 for general, $45 for IFC Center Members) here.

HD Digital Projection


  • Country Japan
  • Language In Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Year 2001
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 132 minutes
  • Director Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Writer Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Cast Arata Iura, Yusuke Iseya, Susumu Terajima