Tomorrows Dinner Table
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Tomorrow's Dinner Table

classified 15 S Sold Out

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

Film

Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022

Director
Takahisa Zeze
Cast
Keito Akutsu, Shunsuke Daitô, Kisetsu Fujiwara
Details
124 mins, Subtitled, 2020, Japan
Primary language
Japanese

Takahisa Zeze directs this literary adaptation about three mothers contending with the pressures of motherhood in modern Japanese society.

Rumiko, Kana and Asumi - unrelated to one another are inexplicably connected: all three of their 10-year-old sons share the same name, Yu Ishibashi.

Separately the three women find themselves grappling with their own daily struggles of bullying, domestic abuse, work/life balance and dementia, leading to treat their respective sons very differently. When one of the Yus is suddenly found murdered, repressed feelings of anger, fear and anxiety threaten to bubble over...