After the sudden, self-inflicted death of her husband, a young mother (Makiko Esumi) remarries and moves to a remote village on the Sea of Japan with her infant son. She finds herself haunted by the many tragedies of her life, but time begins to heal her wounds as she rediscovers love, understanding, and a sense of peace. One of the finest pieces of Japanese cinema ever made with elegant camerawork, striking visuals and almost entirely natural lighting, director Hirokazu Koreeda's (Shoplifters) first feature-length film is a story of romance, loss, and regeneration.
BONUS FEATURES: Commentary by Linda Ehrlich, Associate Professor from Case Western Reserve University; Video documentary with actress Makiko Esumi; New English subtitles from Linda Hoaglund, Judith Aley, and Linda Ehrlich
- Hirokazu Koreeda - Director
- Makiko Esumi - Actor
- Tadanobu Asano - Actor