General admission to films is $9. MFAH members, senior adults, and students with a valid student ID receive a $2 discount. No other discounts apply.https://www.mfah.org/calendar/monster/202401121900
After a mother (Ando Sakura) discovers that a teacher’s bullying is behind her young son’s sudden strange behavior, she storms into his school demanding an explanation. Continually left without satisfactory answers—and with an increasingly distressed child—she furiously escalates her concerns to the school board and the media. As the story unfolds through the multilayered perspectives of mother, teacher, and child, the truth gradually emerges.
This complex drama was awarded Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and features the final film score by legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamato, to whom Monster is dedicated.
For Mature Audiences