Evil Does Not Exist (Aku wa sonzai shinai) Saturday, August 3, 2024 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Spotlight on Japanese Cinema

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Widower Takumi and his daughter live in Mizubiki Village, a place of bucolic serenity near Tokyo that is threatened by urban developers planning a glamping site. Takumi lives with his daughter Hana among the locals whose peaceful lives are at risk. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Drive My Car is a foreboding fable on humanity’s mysterious, mystical relationship with nature. As sinister gunshots echo from the forest, both the locals and representatives confront their life choices and the haunting consequences they have.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Lois Chiles; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

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Evil Does Not Exist (Aku wa sonzai shinai)

Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
(Japan, 2023, 106 minutes, in Japanese with English subtitles)
Lynn Wyatt Theater, digital

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