'Unmistakably the work of a mature filmmaker thinking long and hard about the things that make life meaningful … Ineffably lovely.’
‘Wenders’ most lovely and vital work in decades.’
Winner Best Actor 2023 Cannes Film Festival
After several years away from the silver screen, Wim Wenders (The Salt of the Earth, Perth Festival 2015) is back with a poignant character study and a deeply moving, poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.
Set in Tokyo, Perfect Days follows Hirayama (Kôji Yakusho in a Cannes Best Actor Award-winning role), a meticulous man of routine who seems to find joy in his job as a toilet cleaner. He speaks very little but has a great passion for music, books and the trees he loves to photograph. He drives to work in his minivan, fully equipped with his cleaning gear, while The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith or Lou Reed ring in ageless, husky hums from a tape player. As if in search of a new cinema on the road, Wenders follows his protagonist and instead discovers new places of the heart. Through Yakusho/Hirayama, Wenders captures the poetry of the everyday with intimacy and stunning simplicity.
Filled with surprising delight, and with a soaring lead performance by Yakusho, Perfect Days is a gentle, inspirational ode to simple but profound pleasures.
DirectorWim WendersCastKôji Yakusho, Emoto Tokio, Nakano Arisa, Yamada Aoi
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Mon 15 – Sun 21 Jan
Gates open 6pm | Film starts 8pm Lotterywest Films, UWA Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009 / Godroo
Japanese with English subtitles
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