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WINNER – Cannes 2023 – Best Script.

In a nod to multiple viewpoint story telling a la RASHAMON director Kore-eda Hirokazu (NOBODY KNOWS, SHOPLIFTERS) uses an intriguing story structure to pull the audience into its odd little hypnotic tale, deliberately revealing the truth slowly piece by piece as it shifts among its various perspectives, making the film one of the wonderful hidden gems of last year.

“If you want a masterclass in how to listen to, and accentuate, the heartbeat of a drama, here you go.” – Sunday Times

When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother teacher and child, the truth gradually emerges.

In Japanese with English subtitles. (M)

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