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Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
Victoria Hall
02 Apr 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Japan 2018, 121 mins (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda) starring Sakura Ando and Lily Franky.

In 2019 the Film Society showed Kore-eda’s film ‘Our Little Sister’, and also in 2016 his ‘Like Father, Like Son’.

Kore-eda’s latest, and arguably finest, film is a profoundly moving drama about a poverty-stricken group of individuals who live together ostensibly as a family and who petty-thieve to make ends meet.  One cold winter’s night they come across a shivering little girl foraging for scraps and decide to take her in for just a few days.  After noticing signs of abuse, however, they resolve to keep her and they all live happily, if scrappily, together until an unforeseen incident reveals the long-buried secrets which test the bonds that unite them.  The film paints a picture of poverty in modern Japan rarely seen on our screens.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Free drinks available. Film starts at 8pm.

The Highgate Film Society operates on a membership subscription basis and membership is open to all: you do not have to be a member of the HLSI in order to join.

Subscription films are shown in the Victoria Hall.   Except where otherwise stated, doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm.  Complimentary wine and juice are available before every performance and, for longer films, during an interval.

The subscription films in our 2019/20 season are listed below. The first film is free. Non-HFS members are also very welcome to attend any non-subscription events taking place during the season.

Two membership options are available and can be bought both through the office and on the door:

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Guests: £8 per ticket. HFS Members only may buy guest tickets in advance from the office, either in person or by telephone payment. Guest tickets will not be available on the door.