Perfect Days (PG)
Wim Wenders’ captivating Japanese drama is a warm-hearted portrait of a middle-aged Tokyo toilet cleaner. Hirayama lives a life of quiet routine. He goes to work, eats in the same cafe every day, his pleasures are buying books and music. He loves trees and takes photos of them. Tiny details draw us into the richness of his simple life. A series of unexpected encounters only gradually reveal more of his past. With a soundtrack featuring Lou Reed (as you might expect) and Patti Smith, getting to know Hirayama makes for a profoundly moving, poetic reflection on finding beauty and contentment in the everyday.
Best Actor Award, Kōji Yakusho, Cannes Film Festival 2023
Shortlisted for International Feature Film Oscar
The screening on Sunday 17 in Hereford is sponsored by
THE SHED BOOK CLUB