Series/Themes: Spotlight Screenings, z2018
Genre: Drama, International
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 121 min.
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Featuring: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoko, Miyu Sasaki, Kairi Jyo, Sakura Andô.
Osamu Shibata and his son Shota are on a shoplifting expedition trying to make money for their starving family when they come across a shivering young girl, Juri, and bring her home to their family. Osamu’s wife doesn’t think they can afford to take the girl in, but her heart softens when she notices burn marks on the girl’s arm. When the police begin to investigate Juri’s disappearance, the family renames her Rin, disguising her with a haircut, and teaching her to shoplift with them. While they may pass as an average middle-class family, long-hidden dark secrets reveal that nothing is what it seems. This film was selected as Japan’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. Introduction by Miyabi Goto (UVA)
Supported by University Programs Council
Newcomb Hall Theatre