Nobody Knows

Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda: Japan 2004 (141 mins)

In 1988 what was dubbed the “Affair of the Four Abandoned Children of Niski-Sugano” scandalised Japan and inspired Hirokazu Kore-eda’s screenplay, which took 5 years to bring to the screen. The film is a deeply moving study of juvenile endurance that earned Yuya Yagira the best actor prize at Cannes. As the oldest of the siblings left to fend for themselves by their mother, the 12-year old displays both ingenuity and insecurity in trying to keep his secret from the outside world. Even more impressive is Kore-eda’s disjointed directorial style.

Event information


05 Mar 2024


1:00 pm


Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge