aka Manbiki kazoku
First screened in October 2018 / Most recently screened in February 2019
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda. Cast: Jyo Kairi, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Miyu Sasaki, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôko Moriguchi, Moemi Katayama, Akira Emoto, Yûki Yamada, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kengo Kôra. Screenplay: Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Twitter Capsule: Films are like families—each scene, each member stands delicately, distinctively apart, yet they're all tightly bound.

VOR:   More consummate than innovative, but this level of visual and narrative judgment and delicacy is hard to maintain. Quietly thought-provoking.

Photo © 2018 Magnolia Pictures/GAGA/Fuji Television Network

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Film)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film (tie)

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