Monster (12a)


Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan | 2023 | 127 mins | Subtitled
Cast | Sakura Andō, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiiragi, Yūko Tanaka

This is a Japanese language film and will be subtitled.

New from celebrated auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, Monster is a masterpiece of shifting perspective. When 11-year-old Minato (Sōya Kurokawa) begins behaving strangely, his mother (played by Koreeda’s Shoplifters’ star Sakura Andō) senses that something is wrong. Believing 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, a more complicated picture gradually emerges.

Kore-eda’s intricate, quietly devastating film is a deeply intelligent and heartfelt portrait of the complications of early adolescence.

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