Joy of Man's Desiring

Masakazu Sugita , 2014 (85m)

Joy of Man's Desiring

After a devastating earthquake, 12-year-old Haruna and her much younger brother Shota are left orphaned. They are taken in by their aunt and uncle, who choose not to tell injured Shota that his parents have died. As Shota waits for his parents to return, Haruna finds herself adjusting to a new home and school. She soon finds herself overcome by loneliness and guilt, haunted by the secret she is keeping from her brother. Five years on from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Joy of Man’s Desiring is a heartbreaking account of the human costs of a natural disaster.


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