Riverside Mukolitta (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
28 Aug 2022 (Sun)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
121 Minutes
Language
Japanese / Chinese and English Subtitle
Director
Ogigami Naoko
Cast
Matsuyama Kenichi, Muro Tsuyoshi, Mitsushima Hikari
Synopsis
A filmmaker who excels in finding magical moments in the mundane, director Ogigami Naoko (Glasses, 32nd) takes on mortality and the Great Beyond in this transcendent comedy-drama. Moving to a rural town to restart his life, Takeshi meets Kozo, a “minimalist” neighbour who takes the phrase “sharing is caring” too literally with Minami, his single-mother landlord, and Kenichi, a tombstone salesman. Despite its grim subject matter, the film finds rays of hope in moments of everyday joy (such as a steaming bowl of rice and a great side dish) and its sublime depiction of life as an ever-flowing river.

A filmmaker who excels in finding magical moments in the mundane, director Ogigami Naoko (Glasses, 32nd) takes on mortality and the Great Beyond in this transcendent comedy-drama. Moving to a rural town to restart his life, Takeshi meets Kozo, a “minimalist” neighbour who takes the phrase “sharing is caring” too literally with Minami, his single-mother landlord, and Kenichi, a tombstone salesman. Despite its grim subject matter, the film finds rays of hope in moments of everyday joy (such as a steaming bowl of rice and a great side dish) and its sublime depiction of life as an ever-flowing river.

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