Feature Film "Monster"

2023
  • Film
Awarded

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Screenplay by Yuji Sakamoto, Music by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Co-financed and produced by AOI Pro.

©️2023 Monster Film Committee

When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother, teacher and child, the truth gradually emerges.

Release in JapanJune 2, 2023
CastAndo Sakura "Shoplifters"
Nagayama Eita "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai"
Kurokawa Soya *First feature
Hiiragi Hinata *First feature
Directed and Edited byKore-eda Hirokazu "Shoplifters"
ScreenplaySakamoto Yuji "We Made A Beautiful Bouquet"
MusicRyuichi Sakamoto "The Revenant"
Produced byGenki Kawamura, Kenji Yamada
Presented byToho, Fuji Television Network, GAGA, AOI Pro., BUN-BUKU
Distribution in JapanToho, GAGA
ProductionAOI Pro.
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AOI Pro. StaffProducerBanse Megumi, Ito Taichi
Assistant ProducerArima Rika

Awards

  • 2023 the 76th annual Cannes International Film Festival:Competition:<Best Screenplay (Yuji Sakamoto)>
  • 2023 the 76th annual Cannes International Film Festival:<Queer Palm>
  • 2023 the 24th annual Newport Beach Film Festival:Jury Awards:<Best Feature>
  • 2023 the 24th annual Newport Beach Film Festival:Jury Awards:<Best Screenplay (Yuji Sakamoto)>
  • 2023 the 24th annual Newport Beach Film Festival:Jury Awards:<Best Actor (Eita Nagayama)>
  • 2023 the 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival:Galas & Special Presentations category:<Audience Award>
  • 2023 the 34th Stockholm International Film Festival:<FIRPESCI Award>

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