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Goodbye, Grandpa! (おじいちゃん、死んじゃったって。)

 

Runtime: 104 min / 2017
Director: Yukihiro Morigaki
Starring: Yukino Kishii, Ryo Iwamatsu, Ken Mitsuishi, Jun Miho, Miki Mizuno
North American Premiere

This “21st Century update of Juzo Itami’s The Funeral” opens as Yoshiko receives a phone call about her grandfather’s death when she is having sex with her boyfriend. With this the preparations and funeral for her grandfather begin, involving a slovenly uncle, termagant aunt, shut-in cousin, and a grandma suffering from dementia. No one cries at the funeral and, as eccentric family members true feelings percolate to the surface, Yoshiko starts to think about “life” and “death” and becomes determined to visit the Ganges River in India where people believe they can free their souls for eternity.

An understated black comedy of family dysfunction steeped in specific Japanese funerary and mourning rituals.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):  ojiichan-movie.com

彼氏とのセックスの最中に祖父の訃報の電話を受けた春野吉子。そのことにぼんやりとした罪悪感を抱きながらもあわただしく進んでいく葬儀の準備。久しぶりに集まった家族たちも悲しそうじゃない。失業を秘密にする父、喪主を務める叔父、その元妻とひきこもりの従兄、高校生の娘。地元を離れた独身の叔母、東京の大学に通う吉子の弟。家族の顔もわからないほどボケている祖母。葬儀が進むにつれ、各自の複雑な事情が明らかになっていく。やがてひょんなことから、一人一人の赤裸々な本音があぶり出され……。

監督:森ガキ侑大 出演:岸井ゆきの、岩松了、美保純、岡山天音、水野美紀、光石研