Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1998 Language: Japanese
Starring: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Takashi Naito
Acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s international breakthrough feature takes place at a waypoint in the afterlife. In this liminal space, recently departed souls are guided through the process of choosing a single favorite memory in which they will live on for eternity. One of the most hauntingly beautiful and thoughtful films of the 1990s, AFTER LIFE was a massive hit at The Brattle when it was first screened here in 1999/2000 but hasn’t been seen on our screen since. We are very excited that this wonderful film is once again available for theatrical screenings.
“[Kore-eda] has earned the right to be considered with Kurosawa, Bergman and other great humanists of the cinema. His films embrace the mystery of life, and encourage us to think about why we are here, and what makes us truly happy.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
In Japanese with English subtitles