(Hirokazu Koreeda, 2004, 114 min, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, Color, DVD)
Four abandoned chidren try their best to survive in their own little world, devising and following their own set of rules. This winsome, documentary-like detailed study of their lives and struggle to survive has the gut-shot anxiety of the best thrillers.
— Winner for Best Actor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
— Winner for Best Film at the 2005 Kinema Junpo Awards
Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)
DATE: September 14, 2011
LOCATION: White Lecture Hall, East Campus, Duke