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Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a theatre production at a festival in Hiroshima.

There, he meets Misaki, a reserved young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him around in his beloved red Saab 900 car.

As the production's premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, as Yusuke is forced to confront painful truths raised from his past – with the help of his driver – he begins to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind.

Inspired by the short story from Haruki Murakami, and winner of Best Screenplay at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi delivers an engrossing story showing how intimate silences can amplify the truth, in this evocative road movie travelling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace.

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A documentary bringing us up close and personal with cows in a dairy farm. Inviting us to slow down, experience life as they do, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it. Special screening with Q&A with director Andrea Arnold on 16th January.

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