|On 4K UHD||Not Available|
|On Blu-ray||August 10, 2021|
|On DVD||August 10, 2021|
If you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be? That’s the question at the heart of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s revelatory international breakthrough, a bittersweet fantasia in which the recently deceased find themselves in a limbo realm where they must select a single cherished moment from their life to be recreated on film for them to take into the next world. After Life’s high-concept premise is grounded in Koreâ€‘eda’s documentary-like approach to the material, which he shaped through interviews with hundreds of Japanese citizens. What emerges is a panoramic vision of the human experienceâ€"its ephemeral joys and lingering regretsâ€"and a quietly profound meditation on memory, our interconnectedness, and the amberlike power of cinema to freeze time.
Presented in Japanese.
Released by Criterion Collection. See more credits.