- Hirokazu Kore-eda
The image of three young children emerging from the suitcases of mother Keiko and dutiful 12-year-old son Akira as they move into a cramped Tokyo flat presents the first of several unnerving signs in this ripped-from-the-headlines story. Single mother Keiko comes and goes from their lives, but when she disappears for good, the children, led by Akira, must figure out how to survive on their own without being discovered. Unease gives way to unyielding tension, captured by the largely handheld cinematography in which tightly framed detail inserts—clenched fists, tapping feet, small objects—convey the darkening mood as we enter the rich inner lives of the children.
This screening is part of the Hirokazu Kore-eda Retrospective. Learn more…
Saturday, March 14, 2020
-   141 minutes
Landmark Century Cinema
2828 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
Tickets are $10 for Cinema/Chicago Members, $12 General admission.