We are at the midpoint of the 38th Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani and are slowly adding additional screenings to reserved TBA slots embedded in the screening schedule. We are glad to announce that we have been approved to add encore screenings for Sergio Rapu’s EATING UP EASTER and Cannes Palme d’Or winner SHOPLIFTERS from Hirokazu Kore-eda. Tickets on sale now!
EATING UP EASTER (Haka Puai Te Kainga)
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) straddles the fault line between local identity and the opportunities presented by globalism. As the local economy is subjugated by the demands of tourism, locals must contend with the contrasting expectations of indigenous culture and Western industrial capitalism amidst the fear that old practices are not valued or protected unless performed for visitors. EATING UP EASTER is a timely reminder of the challenges facing indigenous peoples maintaining their culture while surviving in the modern world. Thursday, November 15, 5:00pm
After one of their shoplifting sessions, a poor family come across a little girl freezing in the cold, and although initially reluctant, welcome her into their home. Though happy together, an unforseen incident begins to unravel hidden secrets and test the bonds that unite them. From Palme d’Or-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda, SHOPLIFTERS tells a breathtaking story of family and love told across four seasons on the streets of contemporary Tokyo. Sunday, November 18, 4:30pm