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Cinema Club: Evil Does Not Exist (12A)

Thursday 9th May 2024, Corn Exchange Cinema

Full Price £10 (includes a cup of tea or coffee and a tasty sandwich lunch)

  • A little girl shades her eyes from the sun as she stands in the woods wearing yellow gloves and a blue coat

Urban ambitions clash with nature in a quiet village near Tokyo in this eco-fable from the Oscar and BAFTA winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

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 harm 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.

Cinema Club Screening
Your Cinema Club ticket for 9 May will cost £10, and includes a cup of tea or coffee, a guided review and a tasty sandwich lunch to help fuel the conversation after your screening! To book the lunch, please select the Cinema Club pricing option when at checkout. Sandwiches should be pre-ordered on the drop down menu at checkout.

Sandwich options include:
Cheddar & Ham
Tuna Mayo Salad
Cheddar with Caramelised Onion Chutney (v)
Houmous, Tomato & Black Olive (vg)

Please note: You can still attend this screening with a normal cinema ticket if you don't want to attend the Cinema Club.

Duration: 106 mins

Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani, Hazuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Miura

Japan, 2024

Japanese dialogue with English subtitles

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