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A Girl Missing

Directed by Kōji Fukada

Japan, France / 111 mins / M18 – Sexual Scene

Southeast Asia Premiere

A Girl Missing

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Southeast Asian Premiere

Directed by Kōji Fukada
Japan, France / 111 mins / M18 – Sexual Scene

SYNOPSIS

Private nurse Ichiko Shirakawa is practically kin to her client’s family. She cares for their ailing grandmother by day and voluntarily tutors the daughters after work. One day, younger daughter Saki disappears. As the catastrophe unfolds and Ichiko is forced to endure its consequences, her life begins to crumble around her.

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Told in two interwoven timelines before converging into a third act, A Girl Missing examines the destructive forces of sensationalistic journalism and gender expectations in a conservative society. Shock, deceit and betrayal are masterfully layered upon each other to culminate in a gut-punching delivery. Deeply provocative, the film wonders only one thing: Has truth in the 21st century become malleable?

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

No stranger to the film festival circuit, Kōji Fukada’s previous works have won him multiple accolades. He was awarded the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival with his previous feature film, Harmonium (2016). He is known to draw heavily from his experience in theatre when making films.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2019

Language(s):

Japanese

Producer:

Naohiko Ninomiya, Daisuke Futagi, Hirohisa Mukuju, Masa Sawada

Cast:

Mariko Tsutsui, Mikako Ichikawa, Sosuke Ikematsu

Screenwriter:

Kōji Fukada

Contact Company:

Kadokawa Corporation

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

Filmgarde Bugis Hall 3
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 / 7:00 PM

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