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Lotterywest Films

Evil Does Not Exist

Evil Does Not Exist Mon 11 – Sun 17 Mar Lotterywest Films $17 - $20
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Mon 11 – Sun 17 Mar at Lotterywest Films, from $17 - $20

‘A gorgeous eco-fable that ends with a mythical mic drop.’


‘A constantly surprising, intellectually agile film … a brilliant piece of work.’


Winner Silver Lion 2023 Venice Film Festival
Winner Best Film 2023 London Film Festival

Takumi and his eight-year-old daughter Hana reside in a forested region of Japan that’s remained largely unsullied by large-scale development. Until now. The village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi's house offering city residents a comfortable "escape" to nature and the urban developers are determined to move forward regardless of whether locals approve.

Oscar-winning Japanese director Hamaguchi Ryûsuke’s potent and foreboding new film is a haunting, entirely unexpected ecopolitical thriller. Intensified by a rapturous, ominous score by Ishibashi Eiko, this mesmeric tale of an idyllic area in the countryside being threatened by development unfolds at first at the deliberately serene pace of the village itself. As this gripping, mysterious film unwraps, with more than a few surprises, it weaves a captivating cautionary tale about the price of disrespecting nature.


Hamaguchi Ryusuke
Omika Hitoshi, Nishikawa Ryo, Kosaka Ryuji, Shibutani Ayaka

Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs, bean bags and regular chairs. 

Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.

It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get your seat.

Voucher packs will be issued as Mobile Tickets to your email address, or printed and posted to you for a fee. You can track how many vouchers you have remaining when logged into your account online. Simply login and look for the 'Upcoming Events' tab in your account.

How to Redeem

You can redeem your voucher for a specific film session.

When redeeming your Film Voucher in advance via Webchat or Phone, please provide us with the following information:

  • Date and Title of the Film you wish to attend
  • Number of tickets you wish to redeem using your Voucher Pack
  • Ticket numbers printed on the Film Vouchers

Please note you need to contact us by midday the day of, or for a weekend film by midday Friday, to convert your voucher for that film screening. 

Vouchers can still be redeemed at the door, though note this is subject to capacity. We strongly recommend redeeming in advance to avoid missing out. We will communicate availability via our social channels. 

Buy a Lotterywest Films Voucher Pack

Get 2 tickets for only $20! Bring a mate and enjoy a cheap Tuesday movie night. 

2 for 1 Tuesday tickets are only available for purchase in person at the box office for that Tuesday evening's screening.

2 for 1 Tuesday tickets cannot be purchased in advance.

In the mood for food? Charlies Pizza's got you covered, serving up delicious wood fired pizzas and food before the film starts.

You can also grab all kinds of refreshments including drinks and treats from the bar. 

Feel free to BYO booze and enjoy a picnic.

Time & Location

Mon 11 – Sun 17 Mar

Gates open 6pm | Film starts 7.30pm Lotterywest Films, UWA Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo



    • Adult: $20
    • Festival Club: $18
    • Concession: $17

Important Info

Japanese with English subtitles

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Film screenings are subject to weather conditions

Updates on any changes to the film schedule are listed by 7pm online via website and socials @perthfest

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