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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After Life to screen @ Japan Society NYC



After Life. Photo Credit: Engine Film / TV Man Union
Photo Credit: Engine Film / TV Man Union

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After Life will screen at Japan Society NYC on August 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm in-person.

The film is part of Japan Society’s Monthly Classics series and features Japanese audio with English subtitles. Tickets are $5 dollars for Japan Society members and $15 for non-members.

After Life was originally released in 1998 and averages a 7.6 rating on IMDB currently. The film is known as Wonderful Life or Wandafuru Raifu (Romaji) in Japan.

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda also wrote the screenplay for the film. The Tokyo born director has 112 award nominations to his name and 68 wins overall. It’s reported to have made $801,985 at the box office.

After Life Film Synopsis, Cast & Crew:

After Life. Photo Credit: Engine Film / TV Man Union

After Life. Photo Credit: Engine Film / TV Man Union

Criterion Collection Synopsis:In Kore-eda’s international breakthrough film, the recently deceased find themselves in a limbo-like realm where they must select a single cherished moment from their lives to be recreated on film for them to take into the next world.
After Life’s high-concept premise is grounded in Kore‑eda’s documentary-like approach to the material, which he shaped through interviews with hundreds of Japanese citizens.
What emerges is a panoramic vision of the human experience—its ephemeral joys and lingering regrets—and a quietly profound meditation on memory, our interconnectedness, and the amber-like power of cinema to freeze time.
Director Hirokazu Koreeda, 1998, 119 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Starring Arata, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Sayaka Yoshino, Takashi Naito, Kei Tani.”

After Life Film Trailer

About NYC’s Japan Society Film Programs

After Life Film Poster. Photo Credit: Engine Film / TV Man Union

After Life Film Poster. Photo Credit: Engine Film / TV Man Union

“Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation.
Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.
Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe.
Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.”

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