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Gukoroku: Traces of Sin

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018: Gukoroku: Traces of Sin + Q&A

2 Feb 20186 Feb 2018

The 2 February screening is the UK premiere of Gukoroku: Traces of Sin. This screening is followed by a Q&A with a special guest

Tanaka, an investigative reporter who grew up in a troubled family, is going through a tough time trying to support his younger sister Mitsuko (Hikari Mitsushima), recently arrested and held in prison. Meanwhile, he immerses himself into a story about a shocking murder of the 'perfect' familya successful businessman, a beautiful wife and an adorable childwho were brutally massacred the year before, with the case going cold and remaining unsolved.

Through interviewing their friends and acquaintances, stories of their true nature unfold and it becomes apparent that the family was not the ideal it appeared to be. In turn, the interviewees unveil their own hidden natures, revealing a disturbing portrait of social elitism. 

Director Kei Ishikawa's first feature film originally premiered at Venice Film Festival, and this crime mystery effectively explores the dark sides of social cliques and the ruthlessness of human nature. 

Gukoroku: Traces of Sin, dir. Kei Ishikawa, Japan 2016, 120 min, English subtitles

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018 Multi-Buy Offer
Get 4 tickets for the price of 3 (£33 for 4 full price tickets, £24 for 4 concession tickets, £21 for 4 members tickets).    

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