THE BRIGHTEST ROOF IN THE UNIVERSE
Tsubame is 14 and struggling. She feels per place at home is under threat as her father and stepmother are preparing for the arrival of their first child together. On top of that, she is hopelessly infatuated with her college-aged neighbour Toru. In the evenings she escapes to her favourite hideaway, a scenic rooftop above her calligraphy classroom. There she discovers Hoshi-baba, an eccentric old lady in possession of what appear to be magical powers, who helps Tsubame with her problems in exchange for food.
A whimsical comedy-drama based on Tomoso Nonaka’s young adult novel; directed by academy award winning director Fujii (The Journalist) and featuring delightful performances from Kiyohara and Momoi.
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