Living in temporary housing following the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophe of March 11, 2011, Miyuki (Kumi Takiuchi, Greatful Dead) works as a clerk for Iwaki city. Her father (Ken Mitsuishi, Outrage Coda) lost his wife as well as his livelihood of farming in the disaster, and spends his days in pachinko parlors slipping further into depressive alcoholism. On weekends, under the pretense of English courses, she takes the express bus to forgetful Tokyo and adopts her alter ego as a hotel call girl. Fukushima native Ryuichi Hiroki, known for gritty romantic indies (Vibrator) and studio genre crowd pleasers (Her Granddaughter), adapts his own novel in one of the most earnest and poignant dramatic treatments of the long aftermath of 3⁄11.
(Synopsis from Japan Cuts)
Film Festivals (selected): Japan Cuts, Udine Far East Film Festival, Japannual
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