Family man Toshio lives an ordinary suburban life with his wife Akié and their cute-as-a-button daughter, Hotaru. They run a small metalworking factory out of their house, and although everyday life is relatively mundane, they are happy enough to peacefully move through their daily routine. Until one day that is, when an old acquaintance linked to Toshio’s past walks into their home workshop and puts everything in jeopardy. *Catalan première
Festivals and Awards
Jury Award in A Certain Regard – Cannes | Audience Award in Las Palmas | Toronto | Stockholms | Tokyo | Chicago
He studied Literature at Taisho University and simultaneously studied at the Tokyo Film School. Later, he joined the Seinendan theater company, directed by the prestigious playwright Oriza Hirata. His films have gone through the main festivals, and he has received awards such as the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize in Cannes for Harmonium or the appointment as Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.
Filmography: Love Life (2022, D'A 2023), The Real Thing (2020), The Yalta Conference Online (mid-length film, 2020), A Girl Missing (2019), The Man From the Sea (2018), East of Jefferson (short film, 2018), Birds (Working Title) (short film, 2017), Harmonium (2016, D'A 2017), Sayonara (2015), Au revoir l’été (2013), Inabe (mid-length film, 2013), Hospitalité (2010), Human Comedy in Tokyo (2008), La grenadière (mid-length film, 2006), Home Sweet Home (2004), Alice in Caprices (2004), The Chair (2002)