Perfect Days (Parent & Baby)


Perfect Days (Parent & Baby)

Thursday 02 May 2024


Nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film


A highly anticipated return to fiction feature filmmaking from Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire), Perfect Days takes the writer-director to Tokyo to tell a story celebrating the hidden joys and minutiae of Japanese culture.

Winner of the Best Actor award at Cannes 2023, Koji Yakusho (Babel, 13 Assassins) stars as Hirayama, a contemplative middle-aged man who lives a life of modesty and serenity, spending his days balancing his job as a dutiful caretaker of Tokyo’s numerous public toilets with his passion for music, literature and photography.

As we join him on his structured daily routine, a series of unexpected encounters gradually begin to reveal a hidden past that lies behind his otherwise content and harmonious life.

Combining a refreshingly unstereotypical depiction of the Japanese capital with a soundtrack comprised of iconic hits from the 60s and 80s, Perfect Days is a subtle, shimmering and ultimately life-affirming reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.

‘Has a kind of ambient urban charm and Yakusho anchors the film with his understated wisdom and presence’ – The Guardian ★★★☆☆

‘A beautiful portrait of everyday life in Tokyo’ – The Telegraph ★★★★☆


More about Parent & Baby screenings

Join us each week for Parent and Baby cinema screenings at Firstsite. Experience the latest films in an environment comfortable for your baby, whilst giving you the cinematic experience you deserve.

Find out more here

Ticket prices:

Standard £10 Concessions £9 Under 14 & Students £7

See this film for free!

Become a Firstsite Mosaic Member and see all our standard films, all year and as often as you like, for just £99.

See a film once a month to make your money back and you get lots of extra savings and exclusive perks! And no ticket fees!

Not a member?

Certificate: PG

Length: 138 minutes

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Min Tanaka, Tomokazu Miura, Tokio Emoto

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Share with a friend:

Dates and times

Thursday 02 May 2024 | 11:30 am

You might also like...


Evil Does Not Exist

Urban ambitions clash with nature in a quiet village close to Tokyo in this new film Evil Does Not Exist from the director of Oscar® and BAFTA winner Drive My Car. Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki…

Find out more

Visit the Firstsite Cafe before or after your film!

Enjoy drinks, snacks and delicious meals in our cafe before or after your film. Drinks and snacks can also be taken into your screening.

You’ll find our cafe and bar at the back of our building.

Find out more