JFTFP24: Ripples18

Directed by OGIGAMI Naoko | Japan | 2022 | 2h | Japanese w/ English subtitles | Starring TSUTSUI Mariko, MITSUISHI Ken, ISOMURA Hayato, ANDO Tamae.

Yoriko’s once ordinary life takes an unexpected turn when her husband and son abruptly depart, leaving her to shoulder the responsibility of caring for her ailing father-in-law. Seeking solace, Yoriko immerses herself in a new religious cult. However, her newfound tranquility is disrupted when her estranged family members suddenly reappear. Directed by Naoko Ogigami, one of Japan’s prolific women directors, this drama highlights the pressing social challenges faced by everyday Japanese people, delving into the burdens of caregiving as well as the lingering anxieties stemming from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

Image credit: ©2022 “RIPPLES” Film Partners

This screening is part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024.

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We showed JFTFP24: Ripples between March 20, 2024 and March 20, 2024.

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