Friday, March 13, 2020
In Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (After the Storm; Like Father, Like Son; Nobody Knows) moving, humane new drama, a makeshift family of castoffs and misfits ekes out a living by petty theft on the margins of Tokyo. On their way home from a shoplifting session, the father and son stumble across a seemingly abandoned little girl, and, despite their poverty, decide to take her in – risking exposure to the authorities.
“The work of a master in full command of his art.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Official selection: New York Film Festival; Palme d’Or for Best Film – 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.
- Country Japan
- Language In Japanese with English subtitles.
- Year 2018
- Running Time 121 minutes
- Distributor Magnolia
- Director Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Writer Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Editor Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Cinematographer Ryuto Kondo
- Cast Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi
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