Love At Least
SEKINE Kosai 関根光才
生きてるだけで、愛
Ikiteru dake de, ai

Japan
2018
109
Colour
English
subtitles

Manically-depressed Yasuko is riddled with guilt because her boyfriend is the breadwinner of their household. She tries to find a job, but to no avail. Then her boyfriend’s manipulative ex turns up out of the blue and forces Yasuko to make a decision. An often funny, poetic and dark story about love and mental health.

De manisch-depressieve Yasuko voelt zich schuldig omdat haar vriend de kostwinner is in hun gezin. Ze probeert dan ook een baan te vinden, maar haar pogingen lopen op niets uit. Wanneer echter, totaal onverwachts, de manipulatieve ex van haar vriend opduikt, dwingt zij Yasuko tot het nemen van een beslissing. Een vaak grappig, poëtisch en ook donker verhaal over liefde en geestelijke gezondheid.

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Director’s bio & selected filmography

SEKINE Kosai was born in 1976, in Tokyo. After graduating from Sophia University as a philosophy major, he directed the short film Right Place in 2005, winning the Young Director Award Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity the following year. SEKINE is involved in NOddIN, a collective project initiated by filmmakers and artists to make activism arts in Japan. His documentary Tower of the Sun will also screen at CJ this year.

2018 – Tower of the Sun (CJ 2019)