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October 28, 2017


(Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, 1995)

Q&A with director Hirokazu Koreeda!
Co-presented by the UCLA Film and Television Archive


7:00 PM


7:30 PM


Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Several years after the apparent suicide of her husband, Yumiko accepts an arranged marriage and moves with her young son to a small seaside village. She’s immediately embraced by the close-knit community and life seems to resume for her, but the past doesn’t stay the past as small reminders reopen old questions and wounds. Koreeda sustains a delicate balance between light and shadow in a film about the fragility of the healing process. (35mm)

~ Presented as part of "Hirokazu Koreeda: Cinema from the Outside In"

A film of astonishing beauty and sadness.

- Roget Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Exquisitely beautiful... One breathtaking shot after another.

- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

A profoundly affecting meditation on loss... echoes the influence of Japanese masters Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu.

- Scott Tobias, A.V. Club

Maborosi emerged from Koreeda’s skilful hands a confidently realised drama that marked its director as a formal master of the medium.

- Joseph Sgammato, Senses of Cinema

Koreeda’s  extraordinary first narrative feature bears signs of his previous work  in documentary—a patient eye for lighting and timing, a knack for  framing resonate spaces and sounds—while moving uncommonly ahead,  fashioning a lyrical cinema of love, loss, and the sublime.

- Jeremy Polacek, Brooklyn Magazine

(Available to download after screening date)

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