Love Life

In cinemas 15 September. On BFI Player 6 November.

From the Cannes award-winning director of Harmonium, Kôji Fukada’s new family drama Love Life is a beguiling, beautifully paced portrait of a family navigating the aftermath of a tragedy.

Inspired by Japanese singer and musician Akiko Yano’s song “Love Life”, the film tells the story of Taeko (Fumino Kimura) and her husband Jiro (Kento Nagayama) who are living a peaceful existence with her young son Keita (Tetta Shimada), when a tragic accident brings the boy’s long-lost father, Park (Atom Sunada), back into Taeko’s life. To cope with the pain and guilt she feels after the accident, Taeko throws herself into helping this deaf and homeless man for whom she has a strong sense of responsibility.


Japan, France 2022
123 mins
Cert TBC
Japanese / Korean / Korean Sign Language with English subtitles

Dir Kôji Fukada
With Fumino Kimura, Kento Nagayama, Tetta Shimada, Atom Sunada, Hirona Yamazaki



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