Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days
Azuma Morisaki , 2013 (113m)
Yuichi Okano (Ryo Iwamatsu) is a middle-aged magazine ad salesman who enjoys his hobbies of manga art and playing music more than his job. He is an eternal optimist and the shape of his head has earned him the nickname ‘Pecoross’ because of its likeness to a small onion. He is also a totally devoted son and has cared for his elderly mother Mitsue (Harue Akagi) since the death of his father 10 years previously. When the dementia that Mitsue has been battling for some time worsens, Yuichi reluctantly places her in a nursing home. As Mitsue spends time with the other colourful residents there, her returning memories gradually reveal a secret past.