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CEAS | “Love Life” Wisconsin Film Festival

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

CEAS is a presenting sponsor for the Film Love Life. This film is free if you present your student ID. For more information about the festival, click here.
Taeko’s second chance at love is going well. Despite the disapproval of her stern in-laws, she, her six-year-old son, and new husband make a happy young family, ensconced in their cozy apartment in coastal Japan. But a sudden tragedy forces her to reconnect with her ex, a deaf, unpredictable Korean man who has been homeless since their breakup.
Writer/director Kōji Fukada (Hospitalite, WFF ‘12, A Girl Missing, WFF ‘20) has crafted a deeply humane, minor-key melodrama that is as wrenching, curious, and rewarding as life itself. “Terrific… an enormously poignant melodrama told at the volume of a broken whisper. A gentle and effervescent watch in spite of its tragic premise” (Indiewire). “It is a movie whose gentleness and sadness coexist with a strange sense of the absurd, preposterous and tasteless new twists that life can give you: a film to remind you, perhaps, of George Bernard Shaw’s dictum: ‘Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.’ It is a rich, varied meal of a film” (The Guardian).
Narrative • Japan, France • 2022 • Korean,
Japanese with English subtitles • 123 MIN
Director: Koji Fukada Cast: Fumino Kimura,
Kento Nagayama, Atom Sunada


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