The divorced parents of a murdered high school girl come together in order to fight the early release of the girl who killed their daughter.
Good but polemical examination of the Japanese justice system where teenagers are often tried as adults. Pondering questions such as justice, revenge and how we grieve the film often feels as though it is interested in moving our heads instead of our hearts.
While I liked the intellectual musings I was never moved emotionally.
in 19th century Japan a woman leaves her village which is experiencing failed harvests and wanders into the mountains, nominally to die and instead finds life.
This is a moody meditation on life and existence. A great looking film it is rather somber. Geared more to the art house crowd this is not for all audiences.