6:15 PM Memories of Matsuko, 130 minutes
6:15 About Her Brother, 126 minutes
- North American Premiere
ACF Comments on "About Her Brother":
Venerable director Yoji Yamada, who has long ago secured himself a place in the pantheon of great Japanese directors, has outdone himself with this remarkable film. About Her Brother is a touching, heartwrenching family drama that features a terrific screenplay (co-written by Emiko Hirmatsu and Yamada himself) and an outstanding cast (starring Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tsurube Shofukutei, and Aoi Yu, who is one of, if not the best young Japanese actressses around).
The film is about family, compassion, and forgiveness, and you're forewarned to have tissues or a handkerchief ready near the film's end. If your eyes are dry, you have some kind of serious medical condition, namely you either have no heart or no feelings.
ACF rating: 4 out of 4 stars - highest recommendation. This is don't miss cinema for grown up people.
8:30 Sweet Little Lies, 117 minutes
- U.S. Premiere
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