Virtual Cinema: A Life Unravels in “A Girl Missing” August 28, 2020
A “shape-shifting vengeance drama” —New York Times
A Girl Missing, from Japanese director Koji Fukada, follows the downfall of in-home nurse Ichiko (Mariko Tsutsui). Spending years caring for an ailing grandmother, Ichiko grows close to her patient’s family, including the woman’s two granddaughters, Motoko and Saki.
Ichiko’s quiet, routine life is shattered when Saki is suddenly abducted—and the suspect turns out to be Ichiko’s nephew. Though urged to remain silent about the connection, Ichiko unravels after a sensational article is published, revealing her secret.
This film is recommended for mature audiences.
Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lynn S. Wyatt; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.