BROKER

Jan 27 to Jan 30
Friday thru Monday 3:15, 7:45

Kore-eda Hirokazu - 2022 - 130m - South Korea - In Korean with English subtitles

Five years after winning the Palme d’Or for SHOPLIFTERS, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu returns with BROKER, starring Cannes Best Actor winner Song Kang Ho (PARASITE). The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can’t have children of their own. After an infant’s mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own.

"This masterful drama has Kore-eda’s almost impossible grace and empathy in every scene, further exemplifying his ability to tell emotionally raw stories without devolving into melodrama." - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

"I felt like I’d seen it already, but so help me, I cried all over again." - Ty Burr, Ty Burr's Watch List

"Even when it edges toward sentimentality, Broker is redeemed by Kore-eda Hirokazu’s customarily bracing humanism." - Kenji Fujishima, Slant Magazine

"Bittersweet and beautiful, Broker sits easily amongst Kore-eda’s finest films, and as one of the best filmmakers working today that is surely saying something." -  Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film

"Sentimental and sweet, often funny, and a lighter take on Kore-eda’s ongoing project of exploring chosen families." - Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

"By Kore-eda's gentle standards, "Broker" is a more suspenseful, plot-driven affair than usual, but the enormity of his compassion and melancholy air remain undiminished." - Tim Grierson, Screen International

“A beautifully composed and constructed character study wrapped in Kore-eda’s signature warmth and grace." - Keith Garlington, Keith & the Movies

"Will have you laughing and will definitely have you crying." - Ray Lobo, Film Threat

"Has a premise that’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen: It’s a heartwarming drama about a chosen family of child traffickers." - Stephen Silver, Tilt Magazine

"A premise that’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen: It’s a heartwarming drama about a chosen family of child traffickers." - Stephen Silver, Broad Street Review

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