Shiro's struggle with his father's cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it's too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble Shiro faced connecting to his strict father who was also his teacher and soccer coach. With a consuming secret of his own, Shiro, now in his late twenties and about to get engaged, must eventually learn how to share it with his loved ones. -- Japan Society Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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Basically a story of a son trying to connect to his dying father before it's too late. Though the theme differs from most of Sono Sion's works, I felt some similarities to Love Exposure but only in its way of storytelling.
I like how the flashbacks is used to tell the very details and how it affected the characters in the present day. The casting is superb, everyone did a great job. Notably, I love Akira and Ito Ayumi's performances as lovers. Also, Okuda Eiji as the strict father/coach now fighting with cancer.
Simple, heartwarming, and haunting. A fan of Sono Sion or not, I highly recommend this film.