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MABOROSI [Maboroshi no hikari]

MABOROSI [Maboroshi no hikari]

  • Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Starring Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitô, Tadanobu Asano
  • 1995 | 109mins | Japan | rated (12A)

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Shoplifters) debut film Maborosi returns to UK cinemas on 26 April alongside a touring programme of three other titles: After Life (1999), Nobody Knows (2004) and Still Walking (2008).


Yumiko is troubled by the notion that she brings death to people close to her. Following the loss of her grandmother and husband, she remarries and begins to find happiness anew. But on a return to her old home for her brother’s wedding, a flood of troubling memories begins to haunt her


“Quietly devastating… profoundly moving” - Time Out


“An essential work of modern Japanese cinema” - Village Voice