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A man and girl standing at the end of a street.
Pieta in the Toilet


Presented by The Japan Foundation and ACMI

Pieta in the Toilet

Unclassified 15+
Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

2 Dec

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.

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  • 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.