Evil Does Not Exist 12A

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 11 April 2024

Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature.

One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house; offering city residents a comfortable ‘escape’ to nature. When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest.

The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi’s life.

From Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Best International Feature Film Drive My Car) comes another absorbing and moving tale of modern life in Japan. Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2023 Berlinale.


Ryusuke Hamaguchi
1 hour 46 minutes
Japanese with English Subtitles
Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka


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