A poor family shelters a little girl they come across one night in the freezing cold of Tokyo. They seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets and it turns out – the close bonds that unite them are perceived just as crimes in the eyes of society.
Hirokazu Kore-eda – one of the Japan’s most talented and internationally acclaimed filmmakers – has been a frequent guest at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Palme d’Or for this production. All his works provide a chance to briefly escape from one’s life and at the same time – to discover what really matters in it. The world is complicated, sad and infused by death, but there are also meaningful everyday moments that connect people to one another and will be remembered forever.