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Evil Does Not Exist (12A)

Tuesday 7th May 2024, Corn Exchange Cinema

Full Price £9.80 / Concessions Price £8.30 / Special Screening £6.30 (including booking fees)

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.

Duration: 106 mins

There will be a Cinema Club screening on Thursday 9 May, 11am

Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

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

Japan, 2024

Japanese dialogue with English subtitles