Asian Cinema Competition


Original Title: Love life
Director : Kōji Fukada
Country : Japan, France
Language : Japanese, Korean, Sign Language
Duration : 123 minutes
Year : 2022
Asian Cinema Competition


Taeko and her husband, Jiro, are living a peaceful existence with son, Keita. A tragic accident brings the boy’s father, Park, back into her life. Taeko throws herself into helping this deaf and homeless man to cope with pain and guilt.

Kōji Fukada


Born in Tokyo, Fukada had a father who was a film aficionado and he watched many films on VHS when he was young. It was when he was 19 years old studying at Taisho University and discovered the Film School of Tokyo that he began taking evening classes in filmmaking. One of his teachers was Kiyoshi Kurosawa. He made his first feature-length film, The Chair, in 2002. He joined the Seinendan theater troupe, headed by Oriza Hiratin in 2005, and has often used their work and their actors in his films..


Fumino Kimura
Kento Nagayama


Director: Kōji Fukada
Producer: Yasuhiko Hattori, Masa Sawada, YoshitoOyama
Editor: KōjiFukada, Sylvie Lager
Writer: kōjiFukada
DOP: Hideo Yamamoto
Music: Olivier Goinard, Theme song:, Akiko Yano


Nominee – Online Film Critics Society Awards 2023 (Best Non-U.S. Release)
Nominee – Philadelphia Film Festival 2022 (Best Narrative Feature)
Nominee – Venice Film Festival 2022 (Best film)