A master of Japanese black comedy bites again. A typical middle-class, middle-aged salaryman (Kohinata Fumiyo) and his stay-at-home wife (Fukatsu Eri) live a typical life in a typical Tokyo flat with their daughter, a typical fake eyelash-sporting high-schooler (Aoi Wakana) and their son (Izumisawa Yuki), a university student who shields his emotions behind his technological gadgets… in other words, typical! Safe (and a bit spoiled) in their comfort zone, nothing prepares them for what’s next. One morning, they wake up to a complete blackout. They rush to work and school, as doggedly determined as their fellow urbanites to maintain business as usual. As the outage continues and supplies run low, they go on an epic road trip, cycling from Tokyo to their grandfather’s farm on Kagoshima, following a children’s map of Japan. A post-apocalyptic comedy full of laughs and harsh lessons, it will lead you to question everything you take for granted.
(Synopsis from New York Asian Film Festival)
Film Festivals (selected): Hawaii International Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival, Japannual, Camera Japan Festival
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