THEATER 1 Tue, Aug 13 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1995
Production Country:Japan
Original Language:Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast:Makiko Esumi
Tadanobu Asano
Takashi Naito
Gohki Kashiyama
Naomi Watanabe


Winner of the Gold Hugo for Best Film at the 31st Chicago International Film Festival, the Japanese director, known for his subtle stunners AFTER LIFE, NOBODY KNOWS, SHOPLIFTERS, and MONSTER, creates a somber meditation on memory, loneliness, and grief. Filmed with the same reserve and sensitivity as its performances, MABOROSI (which loosely translates to “phantom light”) follows a young mother who is devastated when her husband suddenly and inexplicably takes his own life. She moves on and remarries, but the mystery of her former lover’s death still lingers.