A family story of a very special kind. The mother earns a living as a spirit guide for the deceased at their funerals: she was never at home, always out and about with her girlfriends ...
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Listen the inner voice of the one you love while she is traveling through the boundary between life and death. In Taiwan medical students call the dead body used for medical dissection "the... See full summary »
The story of the titular girl known only as "Otome" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the ... See full summary »
Living by a river, a father and son make their living by fishing every day. The little boy, Ca, contracts a serious illness. The treatment is very expensive. Will the father be able to catch enough fish to pay for it?
Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place.
after their twenty-something son moves out Yohei, a school teacher, and his wife Miyoko may begin a new phase in their lives. Yohei is taken aback, however, when he comes across divorce ... See full summary »
Tamiko used to be a very good ping pong player as a child, but she is now twenty-eight years old and left the sport behind. Her mother Hanako had taught her how to play imposing discipline ... See full summary »
A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the ... See full summary »
Jarka lives with a mother who is not yet ready to be a mom, and spends most of her time alone. Pushed by her desire for love and to form a fully functional family, she finds herself substituting a "mother" to two babies.
Kochi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in the suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up a large stone which turns out to be a fossil of a baby "Kappa" (a mythical Japanese water creature)... See full summary »
A family story of a very special kind. The mother earns a living as a spirit guide for the deceased at their funerals: she was never at home, always out and about with her girlfriends instead. The daughter now goes to great lengths to attempt to understand her mother. A cosmos opens before us, one which manages to be of universal cultural significance and extremely intimate at the same time. Written by
As it happens, I saw this film during a +14 hour flight from Taipeh to Frankfurt.
It has, for me, the double interest of the perfectly international family relation between a daughter, her mother and the rest of the family. Family secrets. Family lies.
But it has, for me as a european, the extreme interest of understanding and watching a normal family in a normal home in current Asia, nd the way interaction in this enviroment exists.
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