Original title: Hoshimeguri No Machi
Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
Japan, 2018, fiction, 110 minutes
Original version with french narration
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Deep in the hills near Toyota City, Yusaku Shimada runs a tofu shop that has been in the family for generations. He’s a widower in his late sixties, sharing his home with his grownup daughter. One day, he is brought an 11-year-old boy, Masami Kiuchi, who has lost his entire family in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011. In the five years since the disaster, the boy has been passed around among relatives and foster care. As the only survivor in his family, he is deeply traumatized and has so far rejected the help of others, closing himself off emotionally while prone to fits of violence, anger and tears. But Shimada doesn’t seek to coddle nor reprimand the boy, but instead continues to go about his daily life. Gradually, this unconventional pair embark upon an unimagined journey of hope and healing.
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