After LifePG

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan | 1998 | 1h 59m | Japanese/English subs | Starring Arata Iura, Susumu Terajima, Kyôko Kagawa, Taketoshi Naitô, Sayaka Yoshino

Set in a mundane posthumous limbo, a group of people who have recently died must choose one memory that will constitute their own private version of heaven. Once the memories have been chosen, counsellors help recreate and film each scene for the deceased to hold onto for eternity. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s revelatory international breakthrough is an offbeat and quietly profound meditation on memory, love, and the power of cinema.

If you buy a ticket for this screening of After Life as well as Still Walking (Sat 27 Nov, 18:30) and Shoplifters (Sun 28 Nov, 18:00) in a single transaction, you will receive a 15% discount on the total cost.


Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

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