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The Third Murder
October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:04 pm$10
The Third Murder (Sandome No Satsujin)
Written and Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Mikako Ichikawa, Koji Yakusho and Suzu Hirose
Crime/Drama/Mystery | PG for mature theme | 124 min. | Japanese with English subtitles | Japan
Sunday, October 14 – 3:00 pm
“Themes bristle; ambiguity is a form of play; understated visual notions accrue in nourishing widescreen compositions; behavior is inexplicable; lyricism lies in a serene command of detail. This is a loving, lovely work by a master filmmaker.” – Ray Pride, Newcity
“The Third Murder creatively examines how truth bends in favor of judicial economy. It’s a tricky bit of thoughtful filmmaking from an emerging Japanese master.” – Jonathan W. Hickman
Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low – his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.
6 Wins, 13 Nominations:
Won – Best Film, Best Supporting Actress (Koji Yakusho), Best Director, Best Screenplay, Awards of the Japanese Academy, 2018
Nominated – Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2017
Nominated – Best Film, Best Editor, Best Cinematographer, Asian Film Awards, 2018
Nominated – Golden Lion – Best Film, Venice Film Festival, 2017