Yori and his twin sister Iku used to be very close as children but lately he has grown colder toward her and is always eager to stay away from her. She was confused by his attitude. Actually he is in love with her and that forbidden love is causing him sleepless nights since they are sharing the same room with bunk beds. He tried to ease his intense desire for her by bedding her best friend. He had even applied to attend a boarding school in another city to take himself far away from her. He lost his resolve to stay quiet about his feelings when she started to talk about having a boyfriend and going on dates. Now he want to have his little sister and confessed. She loves her big brother and wanted them to stay together, so she is willing to anything to keep them together. But he wanted to have her as a lover, not as a sister loyal to her twin.
Beautifully underplayed and explored in a mature and realistic fashion. The relationship between brother and sister is never displayed as wrong nor right, making this an honest film which the audience can perceive in their own ways. Most will find it slow, as many will not be able to appreciate the quiet decay of something both beautiful and destructive. These quiet moments are for us to think and feel as the film progresses, an empty or closed mind will not serve this film well. Most scenes are made up of 1-3 characters discussing the events, but in a subtle and dark way. The smallest moments can have the most dramatic impact. The mother discovering a bed that's not been slept in. The smile as Yori watches Iku etc. Wonderful moments and a wonderful movie.
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