friday movie session #1: After Life

we will be screening After Life by Kore-eda Hirokazu in the store this friday, 14 Nov, 7:30pm. admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Running Time: 118 Minutes
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles

"From the award-winning director Kore-eda Hirokazu (Maborosi) comes a remarkably touching film exploring the profound human need to discover meaning in everyday life.

Many films have offered insight into the unexplainable realm of the after life. In Kore-eda's thought-provoking vision, the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth.

With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory from their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task. If Heaven is only a single memory from your life, as Kore-eda suggests, which memory would you choose?"


November 12, 2008 at 1:03 PM Anonymous said...

back from my trip and glad to be able to make it for the first movie screening! looks good... =)
seeya on friday!

November 14, 2008 at 12:30 AM Anonymous said...

where do you get these films from?

November 14, 2008 at 11:04 AM Anonymous said...

sounds exciting... will try to make it!