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07/18/2024 - 07/26/2024
New York City, Los Angeles

Great Absence Screening

Times and Locations

July 18
Japan Society (New York, NY)

July 19
Angelika Film Center (New York, NY)

July 26
Laemmle Monica Film Center & Laemmle Glendale (Los Angeles, CA)


Winner of Best Leading Performance at the 2023 San Sebastián International Film Festival and Best International Film at the 2024 San Francisco International Film Festival, Great Absence will have its New York Premiere at Japan Cuts 2024, where legendary actor Tatsuya Fuji will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The film will have its New York Premiere on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at Japan Cuts 2024, with Kei Chika-ura and Tatsuya Fuji in attendance. It will open theatrically in New York on Friday, July 19 at Angelika Film Center and in Los Angeles on Friday, July 26 at the Laemmle Monica and Glendale.

Synopsis: Distanced from his father for twenty years, Tokyo-based actor Takashi (Mirai Moriyama) is brought back home by a jarring police call – his father’s second wife, Naomi (Hideko Hara), is missing and Yohji (Tatsuya Fuji) himself has disconnected from reality. Takashi starts a search for truth in the present – that has long fingers into the truth of his past.

For tickets (Japan Cuts at Japan Society), please visit: Japan Cuts

For tickets (Angelika Film Center), please visit: Angelika Film Center

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