- PFF Award Competiton 2013

ABOUT MY FATHER

ABOUT MY FATHER

video/45min/color
Director: Hiroaki Kawatsu

The year is 2012. Hiroaki Kawatsu, the director of this film who is living in Kyoto to attend university, receives word that his parents are getting divorced and returns to their home in Kumamoto. The reason was his father's massive debt. Hiroaki discovers then that his father had left home 3 years ago. After retiring at mandatory age, he had finally landed a job as a taxi driver and was living in the company dorm. Hiroaki goes to meet him. When they see each other again for the first time in a while, his father looks forlorn and exhausted, and Hiroaki experiences mixed feelings about the way his father lives alone in the dorm. But as they spend time together after a long absence, Hiroaki capturing his father's life on camera, he begins to see the human side of his father that he had been unaware of before. This realization brings on changes within Hiroaki himself.

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