12A
1hr 46mins

Plans to build a glamping site threaten to disrupt the ecological wellbeing of Mizubiki Village - and turn the humble lives of its residents upside down, in the stunningly atmospheric, mesmerisingly thought-provoking latest from visionary director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car).


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Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
12A
Drama/Fiction
Moderate violence
Japanese
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Takumi (Hitoshi Omika)and his daughter Hana (Ryo Nishikawa) live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house; offering city residents a comfortable ‘escape’ to nature.

When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi’s life deeply.

A stunning, richly contemplative ecological drama from master filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy), this festival favourite was not only the recipient of the coveted Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival, but also garnered the Best Film accolade at last year’s BFI London Film Festival.

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