JAPAN - USA | 2020 | Color/B&W | Documentary | 128 min 

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DCP I JAPANESE I 24 fps I 16:9 I  Dolby 5.1

 SYNOPSIS 

Dr. Masatomo Yamamoto, a psychiatrist and the protagonist of the award-winning film Mental (2008, Kazuhiro Soda), is a pioneer in the movement to unlock the doors of mental hospitals in Japan in the 1960s. His long career spanning over five decades has been devoted to community-based mental healthcare, which puts the needs of the patients above everything else.

At the age of 82, Dr. Yamamoto is suddenly retiring from the clinical field, causing a lot of anxiety for many of his patients who have been relying on him as their lifeline for many years. He tries to spend his time to care for his wife Yoshiko, who has been the biggest supporter of his work and career. In early spring, Dr. Yamamoto and Yoshiko embark on a new life, facing challenges they never faced before.

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Masatomo Yamamoto, Yoshiko Yamamoto,

People in Okayama

SODA Kazuhiro​

SODA Kazuhiro​

KASHIWAGI Kiyoko, SODA Kazuhiro​

Laboratory X, Inc.

ASIAN SHADOWS

 FESTIVALS 

- MoMA Doc Fortnight 2020, 'Centerpiece'

- Berlinale Forum 2020