Feature Film | Drama | Japan | Japanese | 1h50m
Dir: Kore-eda Hirokazu | Scr: Ogita Yoshihisa | Novel: Miyamoto Teru | Ph: Nakabori Masao | Prod: Gozu Naoe | Mus: Chen Ming-chang | Ed: Oshima Tomoyo | PD: Heya Kyōko | AD: Heya Kyōko | Cast: Emoto Akira, Kiuchi Midori, Watanabe Naomi, Kashiyama Gohki, Asano Tadanobu, Naitō Takashi
A few years after her seemingly happy husband commits suicide, a young mother remarries and moves to a remote coastal village to start a new life. However, the unaccountable tragedy continues to haunt her, in Kore-eda’s masterful drama. Composed of long, static, dimly lit scenes of everyday life, the film proceeds slowly towards its decidedly affecting finale, building beautifully on its subtextful formal elegance. A masterpiece.