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October 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
director Hirokazu Kore-eda, film critic Robert Koehler.

Co-presented by Acropolis Cinema

Maborosi  (Japan, 1995)

Several years after the apparent suicide of her husband, Yumiko accepts an arranged marriage and moves with her young son to a small seaside village. She’s immediately embraced by the close-knit community and life seems to resume for her, but the past doesn’t stay the past as small reminders reopen old questions and wounds. Kore-eda sustains a delicate balance between light and shadow in a film about the fragility of the healing process.

35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles, 110 min. Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda. Producer: Naoe Gozu. Screenwriter: Yoshihisa Ogita. Based on a novel by Teru Miyamoto. Cinematographer: Masao Nakabori. Editor: Tomoyo Oshima.  Production Designer: Kyoko Heya. Music: Ming-chang Chen. Cast: Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitô, Tadanobu Asano, Gohki Kashiyama, Naomi Watanabe.