Time Out says

Cleverly titled drama about a divorcé who shows up at the house he shares with his younger lover with his 8-year-old son in tow. His ex has had an accident, he explains, can Shun stay with them for a month? Unimpressed, Aki reluctantly agrees, and we imagine we know where it's headed as woman and child gradually form a bond. Grating discordant strings on the soundtrack hint that we might be wrong. Suwa shoots most of his lengthy, improvised scenes from a one camera set-up, but for all the apparent simplicity of this observational technique, his aesthetic is not averse to expressionist lighting effects. The result is a studied, cool and convincing examination of modern relationships struggling to come to terms with traditional gender roles.


Release details

147 mins

Cast and crew

Nobuhiro Suwa
Nobuhiro Suwa, Makiko Watanabe, Tomokazu Miura
Tomokazu Miura
Makiko Watanabe
Ryudai Takahashi