This screening took place on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 3:00 pmYukon Arts Centre

After discovering that a teacher is responsible for her young son’s sudden change of behavior, a mother storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. As the story unfolds through the eyes of the mother, the truth gradually emerges.

Lovingly detailed and accented by an aching score composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, who died in March, Monster is one of the finest films of the year, and its structure — like its circle of characters — carries secrets that can only be unraveled through patience and empathy. 

Monster had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2023, where it competed for the Palme d'Or and was honored with the Queer Palm as well as the Best Screenplay award. 


In Japanese with English subtitles.

Content advisory: Violence, coarse language

Genre: Drama

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