Our second Japanese film of the day (see the brilliant On-Gaku: Our Sound for the first) sees us delve into the great Hirokazu Koreeda’s oeuvre, with his 1998 international breakthrough masterpiece After Life. Asking the question: if you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be? It tells the story of a group of people who have recently died, and find themselves in a limbo realm selecting a single moment from their life to take with them to the next. What emerges is a panoramic vision of the human experience - its ephemeral joys and lingering regrets - and a quietly profound meditation on memory, our interconnectedness, and the amberlike power of cinema to freeze time.
All attendees will be given a free limited edition riso print created by illustrator Joey Yu specifically commissioned for this screening.
This event has been curated by Dan Levy, selected from Flatpack’s open call for curators from underrepresented groups. It is also part of the BFI’s Film Feels Hopeful season, and we’re grateful for their support in making it happen.
MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.
Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here. /// Fancy a meal or drinks when visiting us for an event or a trip to the park? Our KILN Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, light bites and a light evening menu, see information here. /// Please read our current Visitor Guidelines before booking your event.