(Original title: 怪物 / Kaibutsu)


126 min / Release in Japan: June 2, 2023

Category Drama
Kore-eda Hirokazu "Shoplifters"
Ando Sakura "Shoplifters"
Nagayama Eita "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai"
Kurokawa Soya *First feature
Hiiragi Hinata *First feature
Screenplay by: Sakamoto Yuji “We Made A Beautiful Bouquet”
Music by: Ryuichi Sakamoto “The Revenant”

Film Festivals & Awards
76th Cannes Film Festival - Official Selection In Competition - SAKAMOTO Yuji: Best Screenplay Award, Queer Palm
Toronto International Film Festival
San Sebastian Film Festival
126 min / Release in Japan: June 2, 2023


When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother, teacher and child, the truth gradually emerges.

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