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Films like Maborosi rarely come around twice, but the Freer is actually the third local noncommercial venue to screen Hirokazu Kore-eda’s austere masterpiece. Set in Osaka and a small fishing village, the film is a series of luminous almost-still lifes and exquisite natural-light compositions shot with a fixed-position camera. Yet this hushed work, the tale of young woman attempting to understand her husband’s suicide, is as emotionally wrenching as it is pictorially ravishing. Don’t count on getting another chance to see it. At 7 p.m. at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 12th & Jefferson Dr. SW. FREE. (202) 357-3200. (Mark Jenkins)