Chieko Matsubara (right) and Yuko Takeuchi play mother and daughter in A Long Goodbye (category I; Japanese and English), directed by Ryota Nakano and also starring Yu Aoi and Tsutomu Yamazaki.

A Long Goodbye film review: Japanese drama on dementia, sacrifice and minutiae of everyday struggles

  • Writer-director Ryota Nakano offers a commentary on Japan’s ageing population crisis and the burden elderly citizens are putting on the country
  • In particular, it highlights the sacrifices made by the wife and two adult daughters of an ageing academic after he is diagnosed with dementia
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Chieko Matsubara (right) and Yuko Takeuchi play mother and daughter in A Long Goodbye (category I; Japanese and English), directed by Ryota Nakano and also starring Yu Aoi and Tsutomu Yamazaki.
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