(Manbiki Kazoku)

Opening Film


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   Japan
Year: 2018
Genre: Crime, Drama
TRT: 121m
Rating: R13


Osamu struggles to make ends meet for his family’s survival by committing petty crimes. While shoplifting at a grocery store, Osamu and his son find a little girl in the freezing cold and take her home. Although reluctant to take care of the girl at first, Osamu’s wife agrees after discovering evidence of abuse against the child. Barely making enough money to survive, Osamu’s family seems to live happily until an unforeseen incident tests the bond that unite them.

Kore-eda Hirokazu
Kore-eda Hirokazu
Director of Photography
Kondo Ryuto
Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kilin, Jyo Kairi, Sasaki Miyu
Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Official Accounts

Kore-eda Hirokazu

Kore-eda Hirokazu started as an assistant director in television documentaries after graduating from Waseda University in 1987. He later on went into directing feature films and documentaries. He has won over 40 awards for direction and screenwriting at major festivals worldwide and in Japan. His first feature film Maborosi (1995) won the Golden Osella Award for Best Director at Venice Film Festival in 1995. Like Father, Like Son (2013) won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/21 Sun
    6:00p Gateway Dolby Atmos 5 By Invitation
  • 10/23 Tue
    6:30p Gateway Cineplex 7
  • 10/26 Fri
    9:00p TriNoma Cinema 4
  • 10/29 Mon
    9:00p UP Town Center Cinema 3

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.