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Preview: Perfect Days (PG) + ScreenTalk with Wim Wenders & Kôji Yakusho

New Release ScreenTalk

A man and a girl sit on a bench in a park, looking up to the sky and smiling.

We are thrilled to welcome legendary director Wim Wenders and star Kôji Yakusho after a preview screening of this Academy Award and Palme d’Or nominated, bittersweet drama set in bustling Tokyo.

A janitor named Hirayama (Yakusho) drives between jobs listening to rock music as he goes. From job to job, Hirayama diligently focuses on the tasks at hand, cleaning toilets all over Tokyo. He seems at peace and spends his breaks reading or taking photographs. As family members begin to make an appearance, we slowly learn that there may be more to Hirayama than meets the eye.

This serene character study centres on a beautiful performance from Yakusho, who was the recipient of the Best Actor award at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Yakusho’s understated performance sets the tone for a film which is disarmingly pleasant. With incredibly delicate direction from Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire) this one is not to be missed on the big screen. 

We are delighted to have Wim Wenders and Kôji Yakusho join us in-person after the film.

Japan/Germany 2023 dir Wim Wenders 125min

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