Evil Does Not Exist


Theater 3 Fri, Jun 7 12:00 PM
Theater 3 Fri, Jun 7 4:05 PM
Theater 3 Sat, Jun 8 1:05 PM
Theater 3 Sun, Jun 9 4:05 PM
Theater 3 Mon, Jun 10 7:05 PM
Theater 3 Tue, Jun 11 4:05 PM
Theater 3 Wed, Jun 12 7:05 PM
Theater 3 Thu, Jun 13 3:50 PM


Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
Cinematography: Yoshio Kitagawa
Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani, Hazuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Miura.
Music by: Eiko Ishibashi

In the rural alpine hamlet of Mizubiki, not far from Tokyo, Takumi and his daughter, Hana, lead a modest life gathering water, wood, and wild wasabi for the local udon restaurant. Increasingly, the townsfolk become aware of a talent agency's plan to build an opulent glamping site nearby, offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to the snowy wilderness. When two company representatives arrive and ask for local guidance, Takumi becomes conflicted in his involvement, as it becomes clear that the project will have a pernicious impact on the community. Ryusuke Hamaguchi's follow up to his Academy Award®-winning Drive My Car is a foreboding fable on humanity's mysterious, mystical relationship with nature. As sinister gunshots echo from the forest, both the locals and representatives confront their life choices and the haunting consequences they have.

1hr 46mins / NR
Language: Japanese

"Ryusuke Hamaguchi is an expert at crafting films that subtly enthrall our minds, and this is just more proof." - TheWrap

First Friday Film Club: Friday, June 7 @ 12:00 p.m. + Discussion and talkback with filmmaker Neil LaBute.