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Synopsis

The Palme d’Or awarded sharply humanistic drama continues Kore-eda’s fascination with profound family ties, which hardly can be broken by toughest challenges, financial problems, everyday troubles and longly hidden secrets. 

In a farthest corner of Tokyo devoted family lives in unimaginably simple, tiny and poor conditions. They must steal food and essential things from nearby shops for basic survival. Head of thieves house Osamu purposefully rises kids as fraudsters. Younger passionate wife Nobuyo takes everything she finds in pockets of clothes left for cleaning in laundry. His mother Hatsue is addicted to pension consuming gambling. One day Osamu returns with frightened 4-year-old girl Yuri, who ran away from abusive parents. Brave boy Shota can’t imagine how to survive with another hungry mouth, but joyfully embraces new sister while his bigger sister Aki reluctantly works as sex doll. They all intend to live under small roof as loving, happy and proud family. They are not aware that Yuri is declared as missing person.

13th emotional and melancholic film by Hirokazu Kore-eda broke attendance records and gained 2,65 mln. admissions at home, but sparked controversial reactions with deeply touching depiction of unflatering poverty in Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was not so happy to watch provocative social-realism and remained silent on his golden victory in Cannes from 5th attempt (“Like Father, Like Son”, “Our Little Sister”, “Nobody Knows”, “Distance”).

Kore-eda admires to work with his regular actors (4th role of Lily Franky, 3rd time with veteran Kirin Kiki), always discovers new players and has incredible ability to cast captivating kids. They will represent Japan as candidate for Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the Oscars. Just two months ago Japanese master received prestigious the Donostia Award for the Lifetime Achievement at the San Sebastian IFF, where his 2nd film “After Life” launched international career 20 years ago.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Hirokazu Kore-Eda

(b. 1962) studied at the Waseda University and made television documentaries, for which he was awarded two nominations for „most promising début” by the Japanese Film Directors’ Association. He has been inspired by Yasujiro Ozu, Theo Angelopoulos and Hou Hsiao-hsien, who encouraged Kore-eda to direct his debut feature „Maborosi” in 1995.

Filmography
  • Maborosi no hikari (Maborosi, 1995)
  • Wandafuru raifu (1998, After Life, PÖFF 1999)
  • Distance (2001)
  • Dare mo shiranai (2004, Nobody Knows, PÖFF 2005)
  • Hana yori mo naho (2006, Hana, PÖFF 2007)
  • Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking, PÖFF 2008)
  • Daijôbu de aruyô ni: Cocco owaranai tabi (doc, 2008)
  • Kûki ningyô (Air Doll, PÖFF 2009)
  • Kiseki (I Wish, PÖFF 2011)
  • Soshite chichi ni naru (Like Father, Like Son, PÖFF 2013)
  • Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister, PÖFF 2015)
  • Umi yori mo mada fukaku (After the Storm, 2016)
  • Sandome no satsujin (The Third Murder, 2017)
  • Manbiki kazoku (Shoplifters, 2018)
Sat, 17.11.2018
4:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
020606
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 020606
Sun, 18.11.2018
4:00 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
031806
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 031806
Sun, 02.12.2018
3:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
170906
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 170906
Film info
Country: Japan
Year: 2018
Duration: 121 minutes
Language: Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Producers: Kaoru Matsuzaki, Akihiko Yose, Hijiri Taguchi
Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda
DOP: Ryuto Kondo
Montage: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Composer: Haruomi Hosono
Cast: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kilin Kiki, Kairi Jyo
Production: Aoi Pro. Inc.
Distributor: Must Käsi
Festivals: Cannes (Palme d'Or), Toronto, San Sebastián
Synopsis

The Palme d’Or awarded sharply humanistic drama continues Kore-eda’s fascination with profound family ties, which hardly can be broken by toughest challenges, financial problems, everyday troubles and longly hidden secrets. 

In a farthest corner of Tokyo devoted family lives in unimaginably simple, tiny and poor conditions. They must steal food and essential things from nearby shops for basic survival. Head of thieves house Osamu purposefully rises kids as fraudsters. Younger passionate wife Nobuyo takes everything she finds in pockets of clothes left for cleaning in laundry. His mother Hatsue is addicted to pension consuming gambling. One day Osamu returns with frightened 4-year-old girl Yuri, who ran away from abusive parents. Brave boy Shota can’t imagine how to survive with another hungry mouth, but joyfully embraces new sister while his bigger sister Aki reluctantly works as sex doll. They all intend to live under small roof as loving, happy and proud family. They are not aware that Yuri is declared as missing person.

13th emotional and melancholic film by Hirokazu Kore-eda broke attendance records and gained 2,65 mln. admissions at home, but sparked controversial reactions with deeply touching depiction of unflatering poverty in Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was not so happy to watch provocative social-realism and remained silent on his golden victory in Cannes from 5th attempt (“Like Father, Like Son”, “Our Little Sister”, “Nobody Knows”, “Distance”).

Kore-eda admires to work with his regular actors (4th role of Lily Franky, 3rd time with veteran Kirin Kiki), always discovers new players and has incredible ability to cast captivating kids. They will represent Japan as candidate for Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the Oscars. Just two months ago Japanese master received prestigious the Donostia Award for the Lifetime Achievement at the San Sebastian IFF, where his 2nd film “After Life” launched international career 20 years ago.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Hirokazu Kore-Eda

(b. 1962) studied at the Waseda University and made television documentaries, for which he was awarded two nominations for „most promising début” by the Japanese Film Directors’ Association. He has been inspired by Yasujiro Ozu, Theo Angelopoulos and Hou Hsiao-hsien, who encouraged Kore-eda to direct his debut feature „Maborosi” in 1995.

Filmography
  • Maborosi no hikari (Maborosi, 1995)
  • Wandafuru raifu (1998, After Life, PÖFF 1999)
  • Distance (2001)
  • Dare mo shiranai (2004, Nobody Knows, PÖFF 2005)
  • Hana yori mo naho (2006, Hana, PÖFF 2007)
  • Aruitemo aruitemo (Still Walking, PÖFF 2008)
  • Daijôbu de aruyô ni: Cocco owaranai tabi (doc, 2008)
  • Kûki ningyô (Air Doll, PÖFF 2009)
  • Kiseki (I Wish, PÖFF 2011)
  • Soshite chichi ni naru (Like Father, Like Son, PÖFF 2013)
  • Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister, PÖFF 2015)
  • Umi yori mo mada fukaku (After the Storm, 2016)
  • Sandome no satsujin (The Third Murder, 2017)
  • Manbiki kazoku (Shoplifters, 2018)