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“★★★★★ – A profoundly beautiful film“ – Telegraph.
“★★★★★ – Mysterious and beautiful“ – Guardian.
“★★★★★ – Endlessly fascinating and rich“ – Little White Lies.
Still unable to cope with the loss of his beloved wife two years ago, stage actor and director Yusuke takes a job at a festival in Hiroshima. While there he is driven around by an introverted young woman called Misaki, a simple relationship that helps Yusuke confront his grief.
Acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Happy Hour) adapts Haruki Murakami’s short story from his “Men Without Women” collection for this profound and touching drama that is certain to be on all the best films of the year lists for 2021.
Dir: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura
BBFC certification: 15
Jap 2021, 2hrs 59mins, Japanese with English subtitles