On the surface, 22-year-old Horigai (SAKUMA Yui) seems to be drifting through life. Having managed to secure a decent job as a child welfare officer, but not attaching much value to anything in life, she whiles away her boring days between classes and her apartment before she graduates. However, her indifferent exterior hides various tangled emotions, including her apprehensions about becoming a social worker and the fact that she’s still a virgin. When she meets Inogi (Nao), Horigai’s life gains a sort of anchorage as the women develop an unlikely bond. Yet tragic developments with one of Horigai’s friends, as well as revelations about Inogi’s dark past, threaten to unbalance their new-found peace, bringing unexpected sadness to the surface.
Adapted from an award-winning novel by TSUMURA Kikuko (guest speaker at one of Japan Foundation’s previous online events), this drama poses fundamental questions about how people can relate to each other while feeling lost and incomplete.
Online Talk : 25 March from 12:30 (GMT)
Young Minds in Japan – Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots
Director x Author in conversation, with YOSHINO Ryuhei x TSUMURA Kikuko
Free event, but booking is essential.
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- ICA Thursday 10 February, 18:10
- Chapter Arts Centre Sunday 13 February, 17:30
- Eden Court Monday 21 February, 20:15
- Macrobert Arts Centre Monday 28 February, 19:45
- Warwick Arts Centre Tuesday 1 March, 14:30
- QUAD Saturday 5 March, 15:15
- City Screen Monday 14 March, 20:45
- Filmhouse Tuesday 22 March, 17:45