★★★★ (4 stars)
“A film created with a great moral intelligence and humanity.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest masterpiece comes to the JCCC fresh from Cannes and TIFF for a Special Screening!
When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school, demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of the mother, teacher, and child, the truth gradually emerges. Gently devastating in its compassion, Monster is a masterpiece of shifting perspectives that surprises to the end. From the director of Nobody Knows, Shoplifters, Like Father Like Son.