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After Life - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Starring: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Plot Synopsis:

If you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be? That's the question at the heart of Hirokazu Kore-eda's revelatory international breakthrough, a bittersweet fantasia in which the recently deceased find themselves in a limbo realm where they must select a single cherished moment from their life to be recreated on film for them to take into the next world. After Life's high-concept premise is grounded in Kore?eda's documentary-like approach to the material, which he shaped through interviews with hundreds of Japanese citizens. What emerges is a panoramic vision of the human experience—its ephemeral joys and lingering regrets—and a quietly profound meditation on memory, our interconnectedness, and the amberlike power of cinema to freeze time.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 10th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1998
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:119 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 2K RESTORATION, approved by writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Linda Ehrlich
    • New interviews with Kore-eda, stills photographer–cinematographer Masayoshi Sukita, and cinematographer Yutaka Yamazaki
    • Deleted scenes
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen