ORA, ORA BE GOIN’ ALONE
Adapted from of Chisako Wakatake's Akutagawa and Bungei Prize-winning novel.
Seventy-five-year-old widow Momoko leads a solitary life. Abandoned by her children, her days are spent at doctor visits, borrowing books from the library, and studying 4.6 billion years of history. Her companions are an imaginary chorus of three oddball spectres bedecked in matching granny outfits who call themselves “Ora” (“I” in the Tohoku dialect). They provide a constant commentary on Momoko’s thoughts, especially the negative ones, and try to trick her into taking a more positive view of life. Meanwhile her imagination revisits memories of her younger, happier and more vital self and her first love.
A moving study of aging and loneliness mixing heavy themes with much lighthearted and surreal humour.
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