Penance (15*)

5pm

7 July 2013
Cinema 3


Tickets:
Standard - £10.50 online /
£11.50 on the door

Barbican Members - £8.40 online /
£9.20 on the door

Concessions - £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Under 18s £6

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Four school girls witness an abduction, but remember nothing. When Emili turns up dead, her mother, Asako, holds the four girls responsible. 15 years later, Asako revisits the four women to extract the penance she once promised them for their inaction.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Tokyo Sonata, Pulse) has expertly adapted Kanae Minato’s famous novel, offering a brilliant character drama that minutely observes how five lives are changed by guilt and trauma and builds towards a final shocking conclusion. Penance was originally made as a television mini-series, but is nevertheless effortlessly cinematic and is another triumph from one of world cinema’s true masters.

Japan 2012 Dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa 270 min

Co-presented with East End Film Festival




This event is part of:
East End Film Festival 2013


* Locally classified

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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