Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018. A drama of rare complexity and quality about the forces holding a struggling family together, it reveals a Japan rarely seen.
A masterpiece – The Irish Times ★★★★★
On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.
A film by Kore-Eda Hirokazu, the director of Still Walking, Like Father, Like Son and Nobody Knows.
A film of rare depth and quality that explores the meaning of family, and suggests that real parenthood is not given, but earned. – The Guardian ★★★★★
Kore-eda’s great subject is the contemporary family, a topic that gives him an immensity of themes, including loss, love, class, alienation in the modern world…a perfect story about being human. – The New York Times
Japan, 2017 | Language: Japanese | 121 minutes | Cert: 15A
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama