Japan 2021

Moving

Ohikkoshi

A touching film about a troubled 11-year-old girl trying to come to terms with her parents' separation.

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Japan 1993
Dir Shinji Sômai
With Kiichi Nakai, Junko Sakurada, Tomoko Tabata
125min
Digital
English subtitles
Certificate PG

Director Sômai, who died (aged 53) in 2001, was one of the most distinguished Japanese filmmakers of the 1980s and 90s. This understated, thoughtfully compelling and very touching film, about a troubled 11-year-old girl trying to come to terms with her parents' separation, expertly maintains the tradition of family drama in which directors like Ozu and Shimizu once specialised.