An affable old man who’s found salvation by ferrying the villagers back and forth across a river has his life shaken up by a mysterious girl he meets one day. In his first (and impressively zen) feature, Japanese actor-turned-director Joe Odagiri takes a nuanced look at the inexorable erosion of tradition in the modern world.
Toichi, a kindly and helpful old man, earns a modest living by ferrying the villagers back and forth across the water. His life flows placidly by until the day he encounters a young girl with a shady past. Japanese actor Joe Odagiri presents his first feature, an ode to devotion and austerity. It’s a refreshingly candid work that maximizes the impact of its breathtaking settings, thanks in no small part to the keen eye of legendary DOP Christopher Doyle, whose credits include dozens of...
| 137 minutes | 2019
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