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August at Japan Society: Kore-eda’s After Life

Monthly Classics at Japan Society

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After Life screens

Aug. 12, 2022 at 7pm in-person

New York, August 2022—Japan Society is pleased to announce the upcoming Monthly Classics screening of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After Life (1998).

In Kore-eda’s international breakthrough film, the recently deceased find themselves in a limbo-like realm where they must select a single cherished moment from their lives to be recreated on film for them to take into the next world. After Life’s high-concept premise is grounded in Kore‑eda’s documentary-like approach to the material, which he shaped through interviews with hundreds of Japanese citizens. What emerges is a panoramic vision of the human experience—its ephemeral joys and lingering regrets—and a quietly profound meditation on memory, our interconnectedness, and the amber-like power of cinema to freeze time. -Criterion Collection

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation. Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

After Life
Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 at Japan Society, in-person screening
Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, 119 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Arata, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Sayaka Yoshino, Takashi Naito, Kei Tani.

Tickets: $15/$12 students and seniors /$5 Japan Society members.
Lineup and other details are subject to change. For complete information visit japansociety.org.

Here’s the trailer of the film.

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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