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AFTER LIFE [Wandafuru raifu]

AFTER LIFE [Wandafuru raifu]

  • Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Starring Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima
  • 1998 | 119mins | Japan | rated (PG)

From the director of the Palme d'Or winning Shoplifters Hirokazu Kore-eda, After Life returns to UK cinemas alongside a touring programme of three other titles: Maborosi (1995), Nobody Knows (2004) and Still Walking (2008).


If you had to choose the single best memory of your life, what would it be? Kore-eda poses the question in this lyrical yet down-to-earth fantasy set in a posthumous limbo. In just one week, the newly deceased must choose one memory that will constitute their own private heaven. With humour and tenderness, Kore-eda challenges the viewer to reflect on the experiences that most make life worth living.