Thu Apr 16 2009
What it is
A decade after crafting his deeply felt After Life, Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda remains a leading poet of domestic anxiety. His latest is a touch familiar: A subtly estranged family weathers the lasting reverberations of a long-ago death. But that's where convention ends.
Why we're psyched
Even compared with the exquisite tensions of Rachel Getting Married, Kore-eda's movie has the edge—a stunningly beautiful tale of the limits of empathy.
Apr 28 at 5pm; Apr 29 at 7:30pm; Apr 30 at 1:30pm