CORK CINE CLUB presents Plan 75 [Japan]
A thought-provoking Japanese drama imagines a world where a country with a low birth rate and dwindling work force takes drastic steps to alleviate the burden of its aging population.
Set in a not-too-distant future, Plan 75 imagines a Japan where citizens over the age of 75 are considered a threat to the country's economy. A government programme is introduced to encourage and incentivise voluntary end of life. The film follows three characters whose lives are impacted by Plan 75 in very different ways.
A protégé of renowned Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda, director Chie Hayakawa handles this sensitive material with a deft hand. Through Plan 75’s science-fiction-tinged conceit, she crafts a humanist story that explores the dangers of neglecting a society's senior citizens and unveils the beauty and dignity of human life.
Plan 75 may seem like it's about ageing, but more accurately it is about the importance of community - Screen International
Baisho gets across the creeping despair that morbidity and the loss of community can create — a sensation that lets “Plan 75” double as a consummate entry in pandemic-era cinema. – New York Times
This is an ultra-delicate whisper of a drama... And yet the anger that fringes such bittersweet moments gradually accumulates into a palpable and lingering rage at how good we’ve become at branding cruelty as compassion. – IndieWire
Japan, 2022 | Language: Japanese| 113 minutes | Cert: CLUB
Director: Chie Hayakawa
Cast: Stefanie Arianne, Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura
Foreign language films are subtitled. Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
A short film may be shown before the feature.
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General Admission: €8.50 (including booking fee)
Concession: €7.00 (including booking fee)
Seating for this event is UNRESERVED
Doors at 7:30 pm
Film starts at 8 pm
A limited number of tickets will be available to buy at the door.