Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japan, 2009, 2h 5min, DCP, In Japanese with English Subtitles


AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


General Public
$13 evening / $10.50 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

“…an achingly beautiful meditation on loneliness.”
—Maggie Lee, The Hollywood Reporter

She’s no Pinocchio, but when an inflatable sex doll leaves her middle-aged owner, she sets out to experience the world, her heart open and ready for love. Getting a job in a video store, she encounters the intricacies of human connection with awe and wonder in this modern day fable from Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS).  Adapted from the manga by Yoshiie Goda and featuring breathtaking cinematography from Mark Lee Ping-Bing (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE), the criminally underseen AIR DOLL is “one of those films that can haunt viewers long after they’ve left the theater” (NPR).


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