This unforgettable road movie tells the complex but fluidly told story of loss, acceptance, and mutual communication, based on a handful of short stories by writer Haruki Murakami. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at Cannes 2021 and nominated for four Oscars in 2022, cashing in on the award for Best International Feature Film.
Language: Japanese, subtitles: English
Theater director Yûsuke Kafuku is happily married to Oto until disaster suddenly strikes. Overwhelmed by grief, Kafuku tries to understand the secret he discovered just before her death.
Two years later, the still grieving Kafuku decides to accept the offer to direct a play in Hiroshima. His new employer has arranged the perfect, but very modest, driver Misaki to transport him during his stay there. As they spend time together while driving and getting to know each other better, Kafuku unravels the mystery surrounding his wife that still haunts him.
Is this film worth all the praise and awards it has won? Come and experience this touching story yourself and contemplate the questions raised by this film. The film requires some patience, but you will be rewarded with a beautiful and multi-layered tale of two people struggling with their past.
This film won many prizes including an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
“It is an engrossing and exalting experience. A mysterious Murakami tale…”. The Guardian *****
“A thoughtful and tearful ride in which the destination is a spiritual confrontation with oneself”. Robert Ebert.
“Many movies offer pat life lessons; this one speaks about what it means to go on living.” Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
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The screening of the film starts at 19:30. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.