The Lone Ume Tree

Dir: Wajima Kotaro
Cast: Kaga Mariko, Tsukaji Muga, Watanabe Ikkei
77mins   2021   Japan   12A   Japanese    Subtitled   

Part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

(Ume kiranu baka, 梅切らぬバカ)

The life of a middle-aged man with autism, Tadao (Tsukaji Muga), goes through an unexpected transition when his ageing single mother Tamako (Kaga Mariko) decides to send him to a group home in the hope that he can live independently. However, the move isn’t free of troubles.


Wed 23 February