Although they may not officially be a “family,” the playful and heartwarming time Rinko, Makio and Tomo spend together teaches them the preciousness of life and the true meaning of happiness. They hope to stay like this forever. But one day Tomo’s mother Hiromi comes back. Will Tomo stay with her new family? Or will she return to the chaotic apartment with her mother?
This gentle family drama by female director Naoko Ogigami (Kamome Diner) is full of adorable and heart-warming moments between the characters. Look out for Toma Ikuta‘s (The Top Secret: Murder in Mind) performance, where he steps into a role outside his usual repertoire, as the transgender woman Rinko.
Length: 127 mins
Classification rating: Recommended for ages 12+ contains very mild themes.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
This film will screen in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Screening schedule TBC.