Japan | 2018 | 121’ | 15 | FL | Hirokazu Kore-eda
Lily Franky, Miyu Sasaki
Between the identikit, bland apartment blocks we meet the precarious and vivid life of the Sumida family. Living off the pension of grandma Hatsue and temporary work that Osamu finds, they are able to get by through petty theft. One day they spot a young abandoned girl and take her in. A deeply moving and richly layered film about the active choice of being a parent and the complicated nature of familial love.
“An eerily moving piece, masterfully blurring the divide between the unforgivable and understandable, finding tenderness in the bleakest and most traumatic of circumstances.”
Mark Kermode, The Observer
£6 / £4
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