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LTP #10 presents

Evil does not exist

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan, 2023, 106 minutes

Sat 8 June // 10:30 / External

Tickets: LTP Pass

"Ryu Hamaguchi’s quietist, enigmatic eco-parable refuses easy explanations and perhaps it refuses difficult explanations as well" (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian). Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, 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. When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi’s life deeply.

From the director of Oscar® and BAFTA winner Drive My Car.