2010. Japan/USA/South Korea. Kazuhiro Soda. 75 min.
U.S. premiere. Introduction and discussions with Soda
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2010. Japan/USA/South Korea. Directed by Kazuhiro Soda. Toshio Kashiwagi drives disabled and elderly people to appointments with his affordable taxi service. His wife, Hiroko Kashiwagi, is a professional caregiver who also runs a nonprofit home-helper agency for the elderly and disabled. While Hiroko visits 91-year-old cancer patient Shiro Hashimoto to help in his daily routines, her husband returns home to feed the hungry stray cats outside their door. As government funding for these services dwindle, the hungry stray cats encounter a "thief" and the elderly man recalls being drafted into WWII for the price of a postcard. International Film Selection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 75 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2011: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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