Film

The Long Excuse 18

Tue 13 Mar, 8.30pm


Synopsis

A recently widowed writer whose wife died in a bus crash (Masahiro Motoki, Departures) impulsively offers to care for the children of a working man who lost his wife in the same accident, in this gently humorous drama from Japanese writer-director Miwa Nishikawa (Dreams for Sale).

Based on Nishikawa'ds own novel, The Long Excuse is a tender, wise, and humorous exploration of the space between sentimental pretence and genuine feeling.

Dir: Miwa Nishikawa

Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Pistol Takehara, Keiko Horiuchi, Haru Kuroki, Sosuke Ikematsu, Eri Fukatsu

Japan 2016, 123mins

subtitled

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