One day, he collapses on the job and discovers he has advanced-stage cancer; he begins treatment in the hope of beating it and going back to his regular life. As Hiroshi struggles to come to terms with his own mortality, his world starts to open up and he finally learns what it means to truly live.
Inspired by a diary entry written by manga artist Osamu Tezuka who died of stomach cancer. This is Matsunaga Daishi's fictional feature debut.
Presented by The Japan Foundation and ACMI
Pieta in the Toilet
Twenty-eight year old Hiroshi Sonoda is a talented painter who gave up on his dreams soon after graduating from art school. Since then he has led a mediocre existence, working as a window cleaner to pay the bills.