Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, April 08, 2017

8:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Japan/2016—Hirokazu Kore-Eda)

Fixated on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) squanders the salary he makes as a private detective on gambling, and is barely able to pay child support. Despite his inability to come to terms with reality, Ryota notices that his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to regain control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son. Unexpectedly, on one stormy summer night, the possibility of redemption seems suddenly within his grasp. Acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-Eda wrote, “If I’m taken in front of God and asked ‘What did you do on Earth?,’ I would show this film.” In Japanese with English subtitles. (117 minutes)

“Staggering… An achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life.” –Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

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DFT general admission tickets are $9.50, member tickets are $7.50. DFT general admission online and phone orders incur a $1.50 per ticket convenience fee. Ticketing fees are waived for DIA members. Student and Senior tickets are $7.50 and are available in person at the DIA box office or at the door.