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Before We Vanish

Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Sanpo suru shinryakusha
Japan  2017 / 129’
subtitles: Polish and English
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Shinji disappears for a few days, then returns home but is not at all like his old self. The once-boorish husband has suddenly become a friendly human being who is interested in his spouse and his surroundings. In another part of the city, a determined journalist named Sakurai comes across mysterious, puzzling clues as he investigates the brutal murder of a family. The protagonists of both these stories discover that aliens from outer space are behind the strange events that they are involved in. And they certainly do not come in peace. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is known for using clichés from a variety of genres. Before We Vanish is a fantasy film that feels like classic, old-fashioned cinema from the 1950s and 1960s. Despite this, there are certainly more elements that have a valued place in this modern sci-fi flick. Instead of making a flashy spectacle, Kurosawa creates a universal portrait of humanity in the face of extermination-with a profound, humanistic message and philosophical reflections.

Katarzyna Wolanin


Tickets sale starts on 19th July, 12pm.
fr 04 Aug, 10:15 knh 9
tu 08 Aug, 22:15 knh 9
su 13 Aug, 19:15 knh 8
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Born in 1955, Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa made his debut over 30 years ago, but his work only gained international interest in the 1990s. His films-which are impossible to attribute to any particular aesthetic or genre-have been regular guests at film festivals throughout the world, including at Cannes, Venice, Locarno, and Tokyo, where his success has made him one of the most awarded directors from this part of Asia.


1998 Ścieżka Węża / Serpent's Path / Hebi no michi

2001 Puls / Pulse / Kairo

2002 Świetlana Przyszłość / Bright Future / Akarui mirai

2008 Tokijska Sonata / Tokyo Sonata

2015 Journey to the Shore / Kishibe no tabi

2017 Zanim znikniemy / Before We Vanish / Sanpo suru shinryakusha

Cast & Crew

director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
screenplay Sachiko Tanaka, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
cinematography Akiko Ashizawa
editing Koichi Takahashi
music Yusuke Hayashi
cast Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Yuri Tsunematsu
producer Yuji Ishida, Naoto Fujimura, Yumi Arakawa, Tomomi Takashima
production Django Film, Nikkatsu
Polish distributor Kino Świat
language Japanese
colouration colour