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A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad’s an Alcoholic


Dad in my memory is always drunk-. Since Saki was a little girl, her father Toshifumi drinks alcohol almost everyday. He often invited his friends at home and played Mahjong, smoked and drank alcohol all the night. For Saki, it was the daily life. Her mother was a devoted believer of a religious cult and always taking
care of her father. However, one day, she killed herself... Over the course of the story, the tone swings between comical and serious, from her father’s drunken misadventures to her mother’s loneliness, as Saki desperately struggles to search out a bright future while her family falls apart. What will she feel when that last piece of her family -- her “monster” of a father
-- passes away?

Director: Kenji KATAGIRI
Cast: Honoka MATSUMOTO, Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA
Japanese title: 酔うと化け物になる父がつらい
Japanese Theatrical Release: March 6, 2020

Film Festivals
- Okinawa International Movie Festival (2019)
- Camera Japan (2019)
- Japannual - Japanische Filmtage in Wien (2019)
- Kyoto International Film and Art Festival (2019)
- Nippon Connection (2020)
- Vancouver International Film Festival (2020)
- Kaohsiung Film Festival (2020)