Perfect Days

Oscar Nominee for Best International Film!

From acclaimed director Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas; Wings of Desire) comes this co-production between Japan and Germany which one several prizes at the 2023 Cannes Festival. It stars Kōji Yakusho as Hirayama, a public toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured daily routine, he enjoys a passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.  In Japanese with English subtitles. (PG, 2h 3m)

“The director has crafted a film of deceptive simplicity, observing the tiny details of a routine existence with such clarity, soulfulness and empathy that they build a cumulative emotional power almost without you noticing.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“Without Yakusho, it would still be the German filmmaker’s strongest narrative feature in 30 years… With him, this small, unassuming tale turns into the kind of earthshaking character study that reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place.”  – David Fear, Rolling Stone