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Sunday 18th February 5:00 PM

Love Life 

Director: Kôji Fukada Country: Japan
Cert: 12A Year: 2022 Length: 123 mins Language: Japanese and Korean
Love Life

Audience Reaction

Score: 68.15% Attendance: 71



  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


In a film strangely reminiscent of 'Past Lives', but with a very different feel, 'Love Life' explores Love and Life as past loves come back to haunt the lives of a Japanese couple.

In a wonderful, chaotic family, "The delicate domestic balance shared by Taeko and her second husband, Jiro, is upended when a tragedy strikes the family, in this wrenching Japanese melodrama from Kôji Fukada.

Relations are further strained by the arrival of Taeko's deaf and seemingly vulnerable ex-husband, Park, back into her life. Since Taeko is the only person who can communicate with him – Park speaks Korean sign language – the responsibility for his care falls to her. But the gap between Taeko and Jiro, both physical and emotional, grows ever wider. It's a solid, sensitively handled study of the aftermath of a trauma" - Wendy Ide, Observer. And I haven't even mention Jiro's parents involvement, or his ex-girlfriend Yamazaki...


open_quote An enormously poignant melodrama told at the volume of a broken whisper close_quote David Ehrlich, indieWire

open_quote It is a rich, varied meal of a film. close_quote Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

open_quote A beautifully wrought story of life after tragedy. close_quote Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter



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