Hailed at the Cannes Film Festival as Wenders’s greatest masterpiece in recent years, Perfect Days follows Hirayama, who lives a life of blissful contentment, spending his days balancing his job as a caretaker of Tokyo’s public toilets with his passion for music, literature and photography. His structured routine is slowly interrupted by unexpected encounters that force him to reconnect with his past.
A work of fiction with the feel of a documentary, this is a film that only Wenders, who has perfected the art of both, could have brought to the screen.
In collaboration with INDIs Film Fest, before the screening on Friday 23rd February at 8.30pm, there will be the opportunity to watch the winning short films from the INDIs Film Awards, a celebration of film talent from across the UK created by merging filmmakers aged 15-25.
This screening will be captioned apart from the short films before.
“Perfect Days is the type of rare film that warms your heart, crafting a wonderful world that is basic, but gorgeous in its approach... another masterwork from Wenders, a recognition of life’s curiosities, the small details that make it all worthwhile, and finding beauty in the overlooked things in life.”Collider
“Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days is an emotionally insightful wonder... In this delicate portrait of an introvert’s world, Wenders presents a complex viewpoint that is heartening and optimistic. This is his best narrative feature in years.”That Shelf
“The German auteur, in an Ozu frame of mind (the Japanese master is one of his filmmaking idols), brings to bear his considerable skill with visual simplicity and isolation’s strange allure, crafting a glimpse at two weeks in which a modest life achieves an immeasurable grace.”Los Angeles Times