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The Path Leading to Love


Director: TAKAYAMA Kohei (高山康平)

2018|Japan|76min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue Guest
3/10 (Sat) 16:15 Cine Libre Umeda 3
3/15 (Thu) 17:10 Cine Libre Umeda 4

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The Path Leading to Love
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TANAKA Ippei (田中一平)
MUKAI Yumi (向有美)
DEHARA Mika (出原美佳)
MINAGAWA Suzuka (皆川鈴夏)
SAKAGUCHI Koichi (坂口候一)

Shosuke could be a promising manga artist but his alcoholism pushes away his desire to work. It also pushed away his ex-girlfriend Sawako and threatens his relationship with his current partner Yasuko. Perhaps it is an escape from a deeper question he has: whether love is real or not. Haunted by his failings with these two women, he drifts along in life but when he gets a call from his sister in his home town that their mother is ill, Shosuke must confront whether the questions and problems he has are all an excuse for his selfishness. Perhaps the potential absence of the ones who care for him will force him to walk a path leading to love…

In this restrained and subtly told drama, the effects of alcoholism on the addict and those around him are shown through powerful performances and excellent visual design. Not a drop of tension is wasted as the audience is brought into an intoxicating world of love and addiction.