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Genre: Drama
Director: -
Cast: Yoko Oshima, Michitaka Tsutsui, Eiji Okuda

Release Date: 28/03/2019
Feature Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins
Trailers: Approx. 20 mins


On the anniversary of their mother’s death, the Shinjo family reunite on the remote Okinawan island of Aguni Shima. Eldest son Tsuyoshi and his single sister Yuko have travelled the long distance home to help their father to carry out a senkotsu – or a bone washing ceremony – by exhuming their mother’s remains and ritualistically cleansing them. But as they prepare for this process, unresolved disputes and grievances come to the surface. Can the family overcome their differences and help each other to face this final farewell together. Based on director Teruya’s own acclaimed short of the same name, Born Bone Born provides a rare insight into the near-extinct tradition of senkotsu. Taking a light-hearted but tender approach to the unique custom central to this story, the result is a life-affirming drama about love, family and coming to terms with the loss of those we cherish most. Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Toshiyuki Teruya.