A Girl Missing
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Kôji Fukada Run Time: 111 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2019 Language: Japanese w. Eng Subtitles
Starring: Mariko Tsutsui
After their Cannes Jury Prize-winning family drama Harmonium, Kôji Fukada—currently one of Japan’s finest directors—and actress Mariko Tsutsui team up once again for another layered and suspenseful slow-burn. Ichiko (Tsutsui) works as a private nurse caring for the Oishos family’s ailing grandmother. She may as well be part of the family, serving additionally as mentor and tutor to Saki and Motoko, the family’s teenage daughters. Their daily routine is shaken to its core when one day, Saki is kidnapped. Although she is safely returned not long after, Ichiko and Motoko may know more about her abductor than they care to let on. In fact, while their shared secret only brings the women closer together, it could lead to Ichiko’s job termination, or worse, involve her in the crime.