Monster (12A)

17th July 2024 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film

Mysterious and deeply moving, MONSTER is a breathtaking piece of cinema from master director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Broker, Shoplifters). When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, single mother Saori knows that there is something wrong. Discovering that one of his teachers might be responsible, she storms into the school demanding answers. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother, teacher and child, shocking truths begin to emerge.

A timely tale of family, false impressions, and, ultimately, hope, Kore-eda’s typically sensitive work features powerful performances by Ando Sakura, Tanaka Yuko and Nagayama Eita, and a sublime score from the Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

"[the director] challenges us with intricacy and complexity in this family drama about bullying, homophobia, family dysfunction, uncritical respect for flawed authority, and social media rumour-mongering" –Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian)

Subtitled

Starring; Mitsuki Takahata, Sakura Andô, Yûko Tanaka, Shidô Nakamura, Eita Nagayama

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda

Duration 127mins