Born Bone Born

Toshiyuki Teruya, 2018 (111m)

Born Bone Born

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?

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