Perfect Days (PG)

Perfect Days movie poster

Oscar nominated for Best International Film.

Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his 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.

Kōji Yakusho won the Best Actor award at Cannes for his charming performance in this latest film from master filmmaker Wim Wenders.

Cast: Koji Takusho, Tokio Emoto, Arisa Nakano, Aoi Yamada, Yumi Aso, Sayuri Ishikawa, Tomokazu Miura, Min Tanaka

Director: Wim Wenders

★★★★ "Wim Wenders’s zen Japanese drama is his best feature film in years" OBSERVER UK

★★★★ "Zen and the art of toilet cleaning? You'd better believe it. This is as gentle as it gets — a humble little film, maybe, but an enriching one. It's a soul-cleanse." EMPIRE MAGAZINE

★★★★ "A poetic, beautifully balanced character study." LITTLE WHITE LIES

★★★★ "This is an ode to life’s little pleasures..." FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★ "Wim Wenders' latest thrives in the contrast between Hirayama's cherished aloneness and his silent longing for empathy and community in our capitalist society." THE SKINNY

★★★★ "Perfect Days is one of Wim Wenders’ strongest feature films in some time outside of his documentary work, it is an understated, melancholic take on the everyday that gradually reveals more about Hirayama’s quiet existence." FLICKERING MYTH


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  • 2D screenings:
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  • 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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