Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018, Japan, 121 min.
This Cannes Palme d’Or winner is a heartrending glimpse into an often invisible segment of Japanese society—those struggling to stay afloat in the face of poverty. On the margins of Tokyo, a make-shift chosen family of outsiders survive through their fierce loyalty to one another and by petty theft. When they welcome a young girl who’s been abused by her parents into their home, they risk exposing themselves to the authorities, making the case that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. Jepson Hall, Room 118
Friday, March 29, 3:30* & 7:30 p.m. Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium
Free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by International Education and the Media Resource Center.