05-11-2022, 18:00 h.
So-young abandons her baby outside a church on a rainy night. The newborn is picked up by two men, Sang-hyeon, a launderette owner, and Dong-soo, a church worker. Both are in the business of stealing abandoned babies to sell them to parents willing to pay any price to get what they want. When the young woman returns to the church repentant, she discovers the couple’s illegal business and decides to join them in search of the best parents for her child. Followed closely by two detectives who do not lose track of them, the story turns into a road movie with an unexpected outcome.
Hirokaza Kore-eda (Tokyo, 1962) graduated from Waseda University in 1987 and went to work at TV Man Union, where he made several successful documentaries. In 1995 he made his first feature film, Maboroshi No Hikari, based on the novel by Teru Miyamoto and winner of the Golden Osella at the Venice Film Festival. His next film, Wandâfuru Raifu (1999), was released in more than 30 countries and made him internationally known. Throughout his extensive career to date he has received around fifty international awards and distinctions.