MONSTER (International Centerpiece) - NewFest


Unlock the mystery of a puzzling incident in this Cannes award winner from Hirokazu Kore-ada


When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, Saori feels that there must be something wrong. Suspecting a teacher’s involvement, she confronts the school for answers. As the story unfolds through the eyes of mother, teacher, and child, the undeniable truth gradually begins to emerge.

Echoing the multiple-perspective approach of Akira Kurosawa’s classic RASHOMON, celebrated auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS) updates storytelling tradition to a refreshingly contemporary setting in MONSTER – which also features the final score from legendary late composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Unlock the mystery of the puzzling incident in this award-winning film, recipient of Best Screenplay and the Queer Palme at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

*This film will be screening in-person only


Kore-eda Hirokazu


Sakamoto Yuji


Ando Sakura, Nagayama Eita, Kurokawa Soya, Hiiragi Hinata



6:00 PM - SVA - Silas

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