In a near-future world, the Japanese government introduces a measure to combat the economic burden of an ageing population – encouraging its senior citizens to be voluntarily euthanised. After being let go from her job, 78-year-old hotel maid Michi considers signing up. A poetically bittersweet drama effectively combining dystopian science-fiction with an humanistic portrait of ageing and loneliness. Golden Camera Award winner at Cannes Film Festival 2022.
‘[Chie Hayakawa] direction is stately and considered, allowing space to savour little details along the way…’
Leslie Felperin, The FT
‘The anger that fringes such bittersweet moments gradually accumulates into a palpable and lingering rage at how good we’ve become at branding cruelty as compassion.’
David Ehrlich, IndieWire
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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!