Love At Least


Directed by: Kosai Sekine
2018 / 109 minutes / Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult


The weight of the world and the buoyancy of hope

Screened as part of the JFF 2018.

We all have days when just getting out of bed is difficult. But for Yasuko (breakout performance from Shuri), every day is a challenge. Due to her mental illness and hypersomnia, simple things like household chores and holding a job seem impossible. Added to the mix is an indifferent, almost distant boyfriend Tsunaki (Masaki Suda), and an ex-girlfriend (Riisa Naka) with plans to win him back. Far from a melodramatic romance, Kosai Sekine’s stylish debut feature captures the nuances of love, for oneself and for others.

26th Raindance Film Festival – Nominated for Best International Film

24 Nov in Melbourne

Love At Least is one of our best discoveries for this year’s JFF program. Director Kosai Sekine is the prize-winning commercial director behind some of the most iconic Nike, Shiseido and Uniqlo short film campaigns; and will be in attendance to take part in a post-film Q&A session in Melbourne.

Sunday 25th November

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Saturday 24th November

ACMI, Melbourne

Screens in: Sydney and Melbourne

Director: Kosai Sekine

Original Story: Yukiko Motoya

Screenplay: Kosai Sekine

Producer: Naoki Kai

Cast: Shuri, Masaki Suda, Riisa Naka, Tetsushi Tanaka, Naomi Nishida, Yutaka Matsushige, Shizuka Iishibashi, Lisa Oda and Takao Kin

Genre: Drama

Format: DCP colour