From Palme d’Or winning director Hirokazu Koreeda (SHOPLIFTERS), MABOROSI is an exquisite meditation on uncertainty and coming to terms with the past, which garnered awards at the Venice Film Festival and brought both the director and cinematographer Masao Nakabori to international stardom.
Yumiko is troubled by the notion that she brings death to people close to her. Following the loss of her grandmother and husband, she remarries and begins to find happiness anew. But on a return to her old home for her brother’s wedding, a flood of troubling memories begins to haunt her.
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Makiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano, Takashi Naito, Akira Emoto
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
- Birthplace (2003, 30 mins): Makiko Esumi takes the viewer on a tour of the locations of Maborosi in this short film featuring behind-the-scenes stills and onset footage
- Audio commentary by filmmaker and writer Jasper Sharp (2019)
- Re-issue trailer (2019): produced for the BFI’s 2019 re-release of Maborosi
- Flesh and Blood Trailer (2019): trailer specially produced for the BFI Southbank retrospective of the cinema of Hirokazu Koreeda