Wednesday, November 22, 2023 - Thursday, March 14, 2024

Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Broker) returns with this intriguing and impeccably crafted film. When a young boy displays increasingly worrying behavior at school and at home, his mother (Sakura Ando, Shoplifters), decides to discuss it with the teaching staff at his school. It soon becomes apparent that his teacher is the source of all the problems. But as the mystery unfolds, the truth turns out to be more complex than expected.

Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival 2023



  • Country Japan
  • Language Japanese with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 126 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Well Go
  • Director Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Cast Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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