About the film
bereavement family relationships family reunion family gathering
Release Date: June 28, 2008
|Production Companies||:||Eisei Gekijo, TV Man Union, Bandai Visual, Cinequanon, Engine Film Group|
|Producers||:||Satoshi Kôno, Yoshihiro Kato, Hijiri Taguchi, Masahiro Yasuda, Lee Bong-ou|
|Writers||:||Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hirokazu Kore-eda|
Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't the one who died; his new wife, Yukari, is awkwardly meeting the rest of the family for the first time. Daughter Chinami strains to fill the uncomfortable pauses with forced cheer.