Evil Does Not Exist

Deep in the forest of the small rural village Harasawa, single parent Takumi lives with his young daughter, Hana, and takes care of odd jobs for locals, chopping wood and hauling pristine well water. The overpowering serenity of this untouched land of mountains and lakes, where deer peacefully roam free, is about to be disrupted by the imminent arrival of the Tokyo company Playmode, which is ready to start construction on a glamping site for city tourists—a plan, which Takumi and his neighbors discover, that will have dire consequences for the ecological health and cleanliness of their community. The potent and foreboding new film from Oscar-winning director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) is a haunting, entirely unexpected cinematic experience that reconstitutes the boundaries of the ecopolitical thriller. Intensified by a rapturous, ominous score by Eiko Ishibashi, this mesmeric journey diverges from country-vs-city themes to straddle the line between the earthy and the metaphysical.

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1h 46m
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Japanese with English subtitles
First Showing
May 24, 2024
  • Assisted Listening


Friday, May 24, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Big Roxie
Saturday, May 25, 2024 3:45 PM
Location Big Roxie
Saturday, May 25, 2024 6:25 PM
Location Little Roxie
Sunday, May 26, 2024 1:00 PM
Location Little Roxie
Sunday, May 26, 2024 6:50 PM
Location Big Roxie
Monday, May 27, 2024 6:45 PM
Location Big Roxie
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 6:00 PM
Location Roxie Theater
Thursday, May 30, 2024 6:15 PM
Location Little Roxie

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