ORA, ORA BE GOIN’ ALONE
Wed 09 Mar 2022
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Okita Shuichi
2020 | 137 mins | Japan
Japanese with English subtitles
Tanaka Yuko, Aoi Yu
75-year-old Momoko lives alone on the outskirts of Tokyo. She has built a family and lived happily for 55 years since coming to Tokyo at age 20 to avoid an arranged marriage. Her plans for peaceful twilight years with her husband were thwarted due to his sudden death. But since then she found three companions.
Momoko regains the energy to continue her journey through life in the past and present along with memories and reality that intertwine. Ora, Ora Be Goin’ Alone is based on the novel of the same title written by Wakatake Chisako, which earned her the Akutagawa Prize at age 63. Okita Shuichi, who has consistently continue to delivered a message of calm and warm consolation that started with his debut film The Chef of South Polar to「Mori, The Artist’s, Habitat」portrays the life of an old woman with humor and care. Tanaka Yoko and Aoi Yu give a lovable performance in the lead role.