Directed by: Yukihiro Morigaki
Length: 104 minutes
Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult
Screens in: Sydney and Melbourne
A dysfunctional family is forced to reunite in this introspective feel-good drama
Yoshiko Haruno (Yukino Kishii) is in the middle of making love when she gets a phone call announcing her grandfather’s death. The Haruno family are quick to reunite and start preparing for the funeral before anyone has the chance to shed a tear, but Yoshiko is disturbed by their indifference, as if they’ve been expecting Grandpa to pass away; as well as the fact that she was busy enjoying life while Grandpa was dying. But death is, after all, inevitable. And amidst the circus of her family’s squabbling, she realises that grief eventually comes, it just takes time.
Director: Yukihiro Morigaki
Original Story: Sahoko Yamazaki
Screenplay: Sahoko Yamazaki
Producer: Kazuyuki Kitaki
Cast: Yukino Kishii, Ryo Iwamatsu, Jun Miho, Amane Okayama and Miki Mizuno
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.
Format: DCP colour