Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Sang-min comes to Finland to send her autistic son to a special camp, but she feels extremely alienated in snow covered-white Helsinki. Ki-hong is an architect working in Finland on ... See full summary »
Tamako graduated from a university in Tokyo, but she now lives with her father back in Kofu. Tamako doesn't help her father or tries to get a job. She spends her time just eating and sleeping throughout the four seasons of the year.
Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.
Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her. At the same time at a hotel across the road from the coffee shop, Lu Jie sees her ... See full summary »
I feel thankful for seeing this movie, which portrays in such detail about the life of a real man facing death.
There are many fictional movies of a terminal cancer patient. "Ikiru" of Kurosawa Akira is a classic one. The movie "My Life Without Me" had the same motif with "Ending Note". But this "Ending Note" is a documentary, not a fiction.
I was moved by the protagonist who faces his own death straight. I could see great love to his daughter, who wants to record her father's last stage of life until death. The daughter who shot the movie may be a Catholic Christian. In Christianity, death is not defeat but glorious return to heaven. I could see her such belief through the movie. However, what keeps him from despair is not the dogma, but the strong tie with his family. The Bible says "There is no fear in love". In his case, it seems his love to wife, to children and to grandchildren has made him overcome the fear on his own death.
By the way, I envy him that so many videos had been left since his young age. Even at the farewell party of his career, his daughter went there to record the video. What a blessed life it was!
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