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Monster (M)

Monster movie poster

Gently devastating in its compassion, Monster is a masterpiece of shifting perspectives that surprises to the end.

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.

Cast: Ando Sakura, Nagayama Eita, Kurokawa Soya, Hiragi Hinata, Tanaka Yuko

Director: Hirokazu Kore-Eda

★★★★★ "a haunting and exemplary piece of story telling about the influence of parents, both absent and present and the pressure children on the brink of puberty come under from their educators and peers." ARTS DESK

★★★★★ "The performances drawn from child actors Kurokawa and Hinata Hiiragi are perfect" FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★ "The best screenplay winner at Cannes by Shoplifters director Hirokazu Kore-eda is structurally intricate, with strong performances and exquisite cinematography" TIMES UK

★★★★ "Monster is Hirokazu Kore-eda channelling Christopher Nolan: twisty storytelling in the service of wise empathy." EMPIRE MAGAZINE

★★★★ "A minutely observed, profoundly compassionate chronicle of untidy contemporary lives..." BBC

★★★★ "This powerful tale of fraught young friendship and motherhood has several sides, all played out in a thrilling and beautiful film." SUN UK

★★★★ "Superbly scored by Ryuichi Sakamoto in his final film work, Monster is an ever-shifting three-headed creature that escapes definition." THE SKINNY


Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $14 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $13
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $15 or $55 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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