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EVIL DOES NOT EXIST

EVIL DOES NOT EXIST

  • Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi’
  • Starring Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani, Hazuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Miura
  • 2023 | 106mins | Japan | (15)

From the director of Oscar® and BAFTA winner Drive My Car.


Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house; offering city residents a comfortable ‘escape’ to nature. When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi’s life deeply.


Winner BEST FILM in official competition at BFI London Film Festival 2023

Winner SILVER LION Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival 2023

Winner FIPRESCI Prize at Venice Film Festival 2023