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Born Bone Born

Four years after their mother’s death, the estranged children of the Shinjo family return to their home on Aguni Island, near Okinawa, to perform the traditional ritual of ‘senkotsu’ or ‘bone-washing,’ a kind of final farewell to a loved one. To everyone’s surprise daughter Yuko arrives alone and heavily
pregnant, and son Tsuyoshi minus his wife and children. They arrive to discover father Nobutsuna has been drowning his sorrows in alcohol. But just perhaps an ancient burial ritual is what the Shinjo family needs to heal their wounds and unite once again…

Heartwarming meditation on love, family, and the power of tradition won the Audience Choice Award at Japan Cuts 2018.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese) : senkotsu-movie.com
You may purchase ticket(s) at Ticketweb, or at JCCC Reception, 416-441-2345.

SPECIAL GUEST: DIRECTOR TOSHIYUKI TERUYA
In attendance to introduce his film and take audience questions

 

ガレッジセールのゴリが本名で監督・脚本を手がけ、NYのJAPAN CUTS映画祭では観客賞を受賞。

風葬された死者が骨だけになったころに掘り起こされ、縁者によって骨をきれいに洗ってもらうことでこの世に別れを告げる“洗骨”の風習が残る沖縄の粟国島。新城家の長男(筒井道隆)が、4年前に他界した母の「洗骨」のため故郷の粟国島に戻ってくる。実家には、剛の父(奥田瑛二)がひとりで住んでいて、妻の死をきっかけにやめたはずのお酒に溺れる生活を送っている。そこへ名古屋で美容師をしている長女(水崎綾女)も帰ってくるが洗骨の直前、家族にいざこざが起きてしまう。

監督:照屋年之
出演:奥田瑛二、筒井道隆、水崎綾女、大島蓉子

© 2018 “Senkotsu” Production Committee

Screen Partner

Director
Toshiyuki Teruya
Starring
Ayame Misaki, Eiji Okuda, Michitaka Tsutsui, Yoko Oshima
Premiere
Canadian Premiere
Runtime
111 min
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