Found in: Calendar

Perfect Days

classified PG S

Until Thu 25 July

Wim Wenders
Koji Yakusho, Tokio Emoto, Arisa Nakano
123 mins, Subtitled, 2023, Japan
Primary language

Wim Wenders's beguiling drama is a poignant, warm-hearted portrait of a Tokyo toilet cleaner, played by Cannes Best Actor prize-winner Koji Yakusho.

Wenders (Paris, Texas; Wings of Desire) takes the writer/director to Japan to tell a story celebrating the hidden joys and minutiae of its culture. Koji Yakusho stars as Hirayama, a contemplative middle-aged man who lives a life of modesty and serenity, spending his days balancing his job as a dutiful caretaker of Tokyo’s numerous public toilets with his passion for music, literature and photography.

As we join him on his structured daily routine, a series of unexpected encounters gradually begin to reveal a hidden past that lies behind his otherwise content and harmonious life.

With a soundtrack featuring Lou Reed and Patti Smith, this Oscar®-nominated gem (it is up for Best International Feature) is a gorgeous hymn to humanity and life-affirming reflection on finding beauty in the every day.

    × Close

    Help us make our website work better for you

    We use Google Analytics to gather information on how our website is used. This information helps us to make changes to our website that improve the usefulness and overall experience for our visitors. If you would like to help us to make continuous improvements to our website, please allow us to set "first-party" cookies (only readable by us) so that we can distinguish visitors and gain greater insights.

    Allow cookies for analytics Deny cookies for analytics