This metafictional ‘remix’ of our world under surveillance is the first film in seven years from director Tsuchiya Yutaka, who has constantly addressed the plight of Japanese society. A girl who attempts to poison her mother with thallium is portrayed as an innocent observer who reconstructs and transcends our modern-day malaise. Idol Kuramochi Yuka stars, while actors Watanabe Makiko and Furutachi Kanji provide able support and actual body modification artists, biologists, and plastic surgeons also appear Incidentally, a “GFP Bunny” is a rabbit that glows green due to genetic manipulation.
On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery.
Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]
Saeko and Yukako live together in a small apartment complex in Tokyo. After the Tohoku earthquake in 2011, both live in a state of unease. Saeko, who is in a divorce, is worried that her daughter is exposed to radiation. Yukako is also afraid of radiation and tries to convince her husband to move. The two become friends after Yukako tries to save Saeko after a suicide attempt.