Picturehouse Green Screen presents a special, one-off Green Screening of Evil Does Not Exist at Picturehouse Central on Sunday 07 April with a recorded introduction from dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, followed by a live panel conversation. 

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.

Green Screen is a community-led space to discuss environmental issues raised in the films we show. Everyone is welcome to continue the conversation after the film in the First Floor Snug area of Picturehouse Central – enjoy a free tea or filter coffee when you bring a keep cup!

In times of turmoil, the urge for an uncomplicated way of life has never seemed so alluring. The panel will discuss themes of balance, harmony, nature, and the beauty of everyday things, as well as how generational stories can influence contemporary living to create more meaningful experiences.

CHAIR -Isabel Stevens, Sight & Sound
Roisin Inglesby from  ART WITHOUT HEROES   
Zaineb Abelque from Athene Club - Female hiking Club

  • Director :
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Starring :
  • Hitoshi Omika, Ayaka Shibutani, Ryûji Kosaka, Ryo Nishikawa, Hazuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Miura
  • Release Date :
  • 07 Apr 2024
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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