Hirose NanakoYagira Yuya, Kobayashi Kaoru, Suzuki Tsunekichi
Japan / 2018 / Japanese / 113 minutes / DCP / Color
The father-son dynamic associated with celebrated works of Palme d’Or winner Kore-eda Hirokazu is explored by his protégé Hirose Nanako in her debut feature. Yagira Yuya, the youngest winner of the Cannes Best Actor Award, plays a young drifter who takes on a new name to escape his mysterious past, as he gradually develops a relationship with a widower also hiding a secret. With delicate moments, long-held shots, and slow-burn tensions, this promising director honors and transcends her mentor’s cinematic magic.