Hanezu. 2011. Japan. Directed by Naomi Kawase. With Tohta Komizu, Hako Oshima, Tetsuya Akikawa. In Japanese; English subtitles. 91 min.
Sculptor Takumi and his old classmate Kayoko passionately reunite when he moves to the small village of Asuka, where she lives with her boyfriend. Their desire is also mysteriously driven by the past—an unfulfilled love between his grandfather and her grandmother. An ancient myth from the region, of the rivalry between Mt. Kagu and Mt. Miminashu over the love of Mt. Unebi, plays out across generations of men and women and into contemporary times. Courtesy of Memento Films.