Taeko and her husband Jiro are living a peaceful existence with her young son Keita, when a tragic accident brings the boy’s long-lost father, Park, back into her life. To cope with the pain and guilt, Taeko throws herself into helping this deaf and homeless man.
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Koji Fukada was born in 1980 in Tokyo. He attended Faculty of Literature at Taisho University and began taking classes in filmmaking at the same time at Film School of Tokyo in 1999. After making his first feature film The Chair, he joined the Seinendan theatrical company headed by Oriza Hirata in 2005. Fukada made Hospitalité (Kantai) in 2010 and Au revoir l’été (Hotori no Sakuko) in 2013. His film Harmonium won the Jury Award in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2016. In 2018, Fukada was awarded Chevalier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and made The Man from the Sea (Umi wo Kakeru) a film shot in Indonesia. In 2019, his feature film A Girl Missing (Yokogao) is selected at Locarno Film Festival. In the same year, Fukada made a TV series The Real Thing (Honki no Shirushi : Gekijo ban) for the Japanese television. He edited the series into a 228 Minutes feature which has received the Cannes label 2020. Together with directors like Hirokazu Kore-eda and Nobuhiro Suwa he campaigns for the creation of a Japanese CNC.