Hotaru (Firefly). 2000. Japan. Directed by Naomi Kawase. With Yuko Nakamura, Toshiya Nagasawa, Miyako. In Japanese; English subtitles. 117 min.
A young woman who works as a striptease dancer struggles with her emotions since experiencing her mother’s suicide as a girl. She meets a man she likes, but he is also haunted by loss, and they must seek a way to trust one another. Winner, FIPRESCI, 2000 Locarno Film Festival.