Tokyo: A middle-aged man lives on an island where criminals were once exiled in the past, earning a sparse living as a cattle herder. He is descended from such exiled criminals. He raised his only daughter by himself after losing his wife in an accident. One day, the daughter comes home from the mainland, seemingly pregnant but unwilling to explain.
Osaka: A woman who was sexually assaulted as a child comes to Osaka for the first time in a while to attend the funeral of her ex-boyfriend. As each of these women board ships and separate themselves from time and locations, the emotional scars and sins they carry become apparent. Their voices of grief and anger transcend space and resonate with each other. Eventually, they gain release and their voices begin to fill with joy.
Director: Yukiko MISHIMA (A Stitch of Life, Dear Etranger, Shape of Red)
Casts: Atsuko MAEDA (前田敦子) ,Maki CARROUSEL(カルーセル麻紀), Show AIKAWA(哀川翔)
Japanese title: 一月の声に歓びを刻め
Japanese Theatrical Release: February 9th, 2024