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Waterford Film For All presents: Perfect Days

Tue 9th Apr
7:30pm
Garter Lane Arts Centre
€9 (€7.50 concessions)
PG
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Waterford Film For All kick-off their spring season of films at Garter Lane Arts Centre with the Oscar Award nominated drama Perfect Days

The highly anticipated return to fiction feature filmmaking from Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire), Perfect Days takes the seasoned writer-director to Tokyo to tell a story celebrating the hidden joys and minutiae of Japanese culture.

In a deeply moving performance that won the Best Actor award at Cannes 2023, Kôji Yakusho (Babel, 13 Assassins) stars as Hirayama, a contemplative middle-aged man who lives a life of modesty and serenity, spending his days balancing his job as a dutiful caretaker of Tokyo’s numerous public toilets with his passion for music, literature and photography. As we join him on his structured daily routine, a series of unexpected encounters gradually begin to reveal a hidden past that lies behind his otherwise content and harmonious life.

Channelling Wenders’ affection for the work of Yasujiro Ozu, and combining a refreshingly unstereotypical depiction of the Japanese capital, particularly the experience of typically unappreciated service work, with a soundtrack of iconic hits from the 60s and 80s, this is a subtle, shimmering and ultimately life-affirming marvel that champions the meditative beauty
of the everyday world around us. Nominated for the Best International Film award at the 96th Academy Awards.

Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2023
Sydney Film Festival 2023
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2023
Toronto International Film Festival 2023
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2023
BFI London Film Festival 2023
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2023

Awards
Winner – Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2023
Nominee – Best International Feature Film, Academy Awards 2024

Reviews
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “… a celebration of the more humble and undervalued human qualities.”
Far Out Magazine

“Perfect Days is a gently astonishing film about finding joy in everyday life.”
TIME Magazine


This movie is also being screened as part of the Japanese Film Festival 2024, a collaboration between Waterford Film For All, access>CINEMA and the Embassy of Japan in Ireland.

 

Tue 9th Apr
7:30pm
Garter Lane Arts Centre
€9 (€7.50 concessions)
PG
Buy Tickets
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