JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available.


6/13/2018@ 7PM

Palme d'Or Winning Director, Kore-eda’s Profoundly Complex Moral Tale

The Third Murder (124mins, 2017)

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda


2018 Cannes Film Festival, Competition, Palme d'Or winning director, Hirokazu Kore-eda turns his own original script into this psychological thriller. Making his first appearance in a Kore-eda film, Koji Yakusho co-stars with Masaharu Fukuyama, who reteams with Kore-eda for the first in four years since Like Father, Like Son.

Misumi (Yakusho), who had been previously convicted of murder, is once again indicted for killing and setting on fire the president of the company which laid him off. His lawyer, Shigemori (Fukuyama), begins investigating Misumi in order to file for life imprisonment instead of the death penalty. However, as his investigation continues, an uncomfortable feeling slowly develops within Shigemori.


*In Japanese with English subtitles