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A Balance

Rating: PG13 (Some Mature Content 内容只宜十三岁及以上)

Synopsis

Yuko is an empathetic documentary filmmaker who works after hours at her father’s cram school, where she befriends a troubled student, Mei. For her documentary, Yuko tries to unearth the truth of a sensational case of school bullying, interviewing family members of the high-school student and teacher suspected of a love affair.

While she carries the immense emotional burden as conduit and mediator between tortured parties’ and their truths, Yuko also has to battle her own conscience after a shocking discovery about her father. In a world where one’s conscience, self-interest and the pressures of society continually collide to form lies, perhaps balance, or healing, can be reached by revealing the truth.

New Current Section

2020 Busan International Film Festival

Competition

2020 Tokyo FILMeX International Film Festival

Crouching Tiger Section

2020 Pingyao International Film Festival

Details

Director:

Yujiro Harumoto

Country:

Japan

Duration:

152 Mins

Rating:

PG13 (Some Mature Content 内容只宜十三岁及以上)

Year:

2020

Language(s):

Japanese

Showtimes

Cinema

01 Dec 2020, Tuesday, 6:30pm

Filmgarde Bugis+ Hall 7

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Film Credits

Director

Yujiro Harumoto’s debut feature, Going the Distance (2016), which he produced, wrote, edited and directed, was screened internationally at festivals, and received a commercial release in Japan.

A Balance, his second feature, was selected for festivals such as Tokyo Filmex and Busan.

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Yujiro Harumoto
Tetsuya Matsushima
Sunao Katabuchi

Cast:

Kumi Takiuchi
Ken Mitsuishi
Masahiro Umeda

Screenwriter:

Yujiro Harumoto

Company:

Toei Company, Ltd.