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Evil Does Not Exist
(Aku Wa Sonzai Shinai)
- Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Following his international sensation Drive My Car, filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi returns with a captivating eco-thriller that explores the eternal conflict between the natural world and the human urge to destroy it.
Set in the peaceful northern village of Harasawa, the film follows Takumi, a local handyman who lives with his young daughter and makes his living chopping wood, hauling water, and doing odd jobs around town. The tranquility of this rural life is threatened, however, when a Tokyo company announces plans to construct a high-end glamping site near the village. The venture is met with skepticism from the townspeople, who worry that the development will irreparably damage the natural environment — and, by extension, their very existence. Expertly scripted and directed with an eye for human duality, Evil Does Not Exist ponders our complicated relationship with the world around us.
International Competition Program Sponsor
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation
Friday, October 20, 2023
-   105 minutes
AMC NEWCITY 14
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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