Wednesday 27th September 7pm / Cinema


Akira Fukushima (Yûya Yagira) and his young siblings have been abandoned by their mother, Keiko (You). Keiko, who has moved in with a new lover, has left Akira in charge of his brother, two sisters and a whole apartment, with little money and food to see them through. Akira and the other children, who were never enrolled in school, struggle to survive without basic amenities as they cope with a strange, solitary existence in a Tokyo apartment building.


“Rarely has a kid’s-eye view of the adult world been captured with such innocence and insight.” – Empire Magazine


This screening was selected by the Playhouse Picture Planners – film chosen by the community for the community.

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 27th September 7pm

£9.50 Standard Ticket

Running Time: 141 minutes

Language: This film is Japanese with English subtitles

Your Visit

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