The film starts at 6.25 so I'll be waiting at our meeting spot from 6. Hope the earlier start time isn't too difficult...
I know the date is Anzac day, so apologies to those who have long weekend plans but I figured it was good to stick with our 2 week rotation. Acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-Eda took home the Jury Prize at Cannes for this poignant film that explores the age-old debate of nature versus nurture. It tells the heart-wrenching story of two sets of parents whose worlds are turned upside down when they learn that their six-year-old sons were switched at birth.
Ryota and Midori Nonomiya live with their only child, Keita, in a modern Tokyo high-rise. Ryota is an ambitious architect who puts in long hours climbing the corporate ladder. Midori is a loving, if docile, stay-at-home mother who carefully monitors Keita's academic and cultural education. After discovering the truth about their son, the Nonomiyas suddenly find their lives populated with a whole new cast of characters. Their birth-son, Ryusei, is being raised by the easygoing Yudai and Yukari Saiki. In stark contrast to the Nonomiyas, the Saikis and their three children live in a modest apartment above the family's appliance shop outside the city. While Keita practices piano before bedtime, Ryusei plays in the bath with his siblings and watches his father tinker with his toys. Both couples are hesitant to force an abrupt environmental and emotional change on their families.
Japanese language, English subtitles
Newbies: we meet opposite the Nova Box office outside Black Orange. Buy your ticket and then come over and say hi, we're usually really obvious to spot!
I confirm the time a couple of days before the movie when Nova release the schedule for that week.
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