With his beautiful, sensitive family dramas, Hirozaku Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Broker) has managed to move us like no other. With Monster—the film which won him two awards at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year—Kore-eda takes a slightly darker, yet still emotional, path. A thrilling story about the young Minato who doesn’t appear to be doing very well, his single mom, and his teacher. The masterful use of different perspectives allows Kore-eda to slowly expose what’s really going on here. And all of that accompanied by one of the final scores from Ryuichi Sakamoto!
ActorsSakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa
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Films from established authors and independent makers with their own style. In this program, you will see the newest films from directors who have already established their place in the canon (and in our hearts). This program largely consists of previews and Dutch premieres of those films that we will be talking about for months to come. These films cannot be skipped!