EXCLUSIVE: Well Go USA Entertainment has set an awards-season U.S. release date for Monster, the latest film from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda that won the Best Screenplay prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The pic, which was released in Japan in June, will start its U.S. run November 22 in New York, followed by December 1 in Los Angeles before going wider through the winter.
Check out the trailer above and the poster below.
Monster centers on Minato (Soya Kurokawa), a young boy who is displaying increasingly worrying behavior both at school and at home. His mother Saori (Sakura Ando) decides to discuss it with the teaching staff at his school. It soon becomes apparent that his teacher, Hori (Eita Nagayama), is the source of all the problems. But as the mystery unfolds, the truth turns out to be more complex than expected.
In his review, Deadline’s Pete Hammond’s wrote that Monster is “a film that wraps itself in secrets and lies, the truth landing in gray areas depending on who has the focus at any given moment. Family, as it often does in Kore-Eda’s films, plays a big part here as well as the lasting effects of grief and the divisions and walls we build for ourselves.”
It was Kore-Eda’s ninth movie overall at Cannes but his first since his 1995 debut feature Maborosi that he has not had a screenplay credit on. It received a six-minute ovation at the world premiere.
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