Taeko and her husband Jiro live a peaceful, ordinary life with her young son Keita, despite Jiro’s parents grumbling about wanting a grandchild of their own. But when tragedy strikes at a birthday party, Keita’s long-absent father, Park, crashes violently back into Taeko’s life. Deaf and homeless, Park’s emotional reappearance prompts Taeko to help him back on his feet as a way of processing her pain, something that Jiro understands only to a point. Beautifully written, shot and performed, this is a sincere, moving and compassionate portrayal of guilt and grief.
Starring Fumino Kimura, Kento Nagayama, Atom Sunada
Dir Kôji Fukada | 2022 | Japan / France | 123 mins | 12A | Japanese, Korean and Korean Sign Language with English subtitles
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