New Releases


Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Japan, 2023, 1h 46min, DCP, In Japanese with English subtitles

New Releases

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752


$13.50 evening / $11 matinee (available M-F for shows before 6 PM)

$4 discounts for all AFS members.

Discounts for AISD educators and local high school & college students are available at the box office with a valid school ID.

“A gorgeous eco-fable that ends with a mythical mic drop”

“A tone poem. Lovely and gentle. This is a story made far more of details and textures than of grand actions.”

Urban ambitions clash with nature in this “stealth thriller” (Hollywood Reporter) from DRIVE MY CAR director Ryusuke Hamaguchi. Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house; offering city residents a comfortable ‘escape’ to nature. When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi’s life deeply. Featuring a stunning score by composer Eiko Ishibashi.