Evil Does Not Exist

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Evil Does Not Exist

Opens May 17

In the rural alpine hamlet of Mizubiki, not far from Tokyo, Takumi and his daughter Hana lead a modest life gathering water, wood, and wild wasabi for the local udon restaurant. Increasingly, the townsfolk become aware of a talent agency’s plan to build an opulent glamping site nearby, offering city residents a comfortable “escape” to the snowy wilderness. When two company representatives arrive and ask for local guidance, Takumi becomes conflicted in his involvement, as it becomes clear that the project will have a pernicious impact on the community.

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s follow up to his Academy Award®-winning Drive My Car is a foreboding fable on humanity’s mysterious, mystical relationship with nature. As sinister gunshots echo from the forest, both the locals and representatives confront their life choices and the haunting consequences they entail.

"An absorbing film of quiet power."
Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
"It’s a complex drama, a realist film teetering on the edge of the uncanny, whose very title points the way towards the idea that there are shades of grey in every judgment we make."
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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