Nakano RyotaAoi Yu, Takeuchi Yuko, Matsubara Chieko, Yamazaki Tsutomu
Japan / 2019 / Japanese / 127 minutes / DCP
Time moves in one direction; memory, in another. On his 70th birthday, a retired school principal nearly forgets the names of his two estranged daughters. Despite their own individual agonies, Mari and Fumi return home to take care of their father as he faces Alzheimer’s disease. In a long goodbye to their father, fond memories and forgotten hopes flow back into their lives. This warmly observed contemporary family drama gives us a taste of master director Yamada Yoji’s comedic vision.