After being unavailable in the UK for two decades, we begin this retrospective with a beautiful newly digitally restored print of the debut film from the Palme d'Or winning director of ‘Shoplifters.
A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world. This film directly mines the visual effects of some of the most glorious European painters of light like Vermeer, Caravaggio, and Georges de la Tour. ‘Maborosi’ means 'strange light' and Kore-eda uses almost nothing but strange, rich luminosity to tell his story. (subtitles)
Japan 1995 Hirokazu Kore-eda 109m