Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

What is the Best Life?

Year: 2014
Country: JAPAN
Run Time: 31 minutes

What is the Best Life?

'Tsumugu only has one year left to live' With the help of her brother,who is a doctor,mother Satoko tells this lie in an attempt to light a fire under her divorced daughter who returns home with her socially withdrawn son. As a result, Tsumugu begins to celebrate life in a reckless manner. He finds out the mother's lie, but has his life has already spun totally out of control...Set in Fujiyoshida, at the foot of World Heritage Site Mount Fuji, a single lie embroils the entire area. Everyone can take courage from the way that Tsumugu deals with life when he thinks he is going to die.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM -
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:20 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Shorts Program
Shorts Program 02

Hirokazu Fujisawa

Tomo Koizumi

Hirokazu Fujisawa

Hirokazu Fujisawa

Hirokazu Fujisawa

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