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Event Series Event Series: Monster


December 22, 2023 @ 11:15 am

Playing in the CCA Studio

Dec 22-28: Playing daily at 11:15am, 4:45pm, 7:30pm (no screenings Dec 24-26)

Acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda returns to his homeland with a powerful yet delicate story of love and humanity, a moral tale about school bullying, scored by the late Ryuichi Sakamoto.

After a mother (Ando Sakura) discovers that a teacher’s bullying is behind her young son’s sudden strange behavior, she storms into his school demanding an explanation. Continually left without satisfactory answers—and with an increasingly distressed child—she furiously escalates her concerns to the school board and the media. But as the story unfolds through the multilayered perspectives of mother, teacher, and child, the real truth gradually emerges—and proves much more complex than anyone could have expected.

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Writer: Yuki Sagamoto
Features: Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurodawa
Run time: 2 hrs. 6 min.
Film: Drama, Thriller
Languages: Japanese [English subtitles]
Rating: PG-13

Winner, Queer Palm and Best Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival


Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders