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A mysterious fire, a withdrawn child, an overprotective mother, a teacher keeping secrets, and three truths to be uncovered.

When single mother Saori notices her son Minato has started acting differently she goes to his school desperate for answers. Is he being bullied? Mistreated? When accusations fly the truth becomes harder to pin down, as the film unfurls Rashomon-style across multiple perspectives. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Broker), this deeply human, twisty drama won both the Queer Palm and best screenplay at Cannes.

Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival 2023
Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival 2023

“The film, at once warmly exuberant and carefully restrained, is a mighty entry in the queer coming-of-age canon, built with the compassion and inventiveness so signature to its creator.”

Vanity Fair

About Monster
  • Community

    Gay Men
  • Director

    Kore-eda Hirokazu
  • Writer

    Yuji Sakamoto
  • Cast

    Ando Sakura Nagayama Eita Kurokawa Soya Hiirahi Hinata Tanaka Yuko
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Madman
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Andrew Wilkie
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