The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020 - Happiness is a State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema. Organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and Yakult, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, and in Cultural Partnership with Modern Culture.
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Director Emiko Hiramatsu tells the heart-warming untold true story of a group of teachers who evacuated their infant students from a burning Tokyo at the end of WWII.
Takuji Kameoka is a 37-year old veteran actor who’s never had a big break despite high praises from directors and fellow actors. Is he really just an unlucky but talented actor, or an accidental genius thespian?
The suicide of her son Koichi causes Yuko to fall into a short coma. After she regains consciousness, her family realises that Yuko has lost all memory of Koichi's death and starts pretending that he is still alive.