Program 10: Narrative Series: Terrolun and Lunlun preceded by My Daughter Yoshiko and Motherhood

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In this program

My Daughter Yoshiko

Directed by Brian Blum

Saki Omura is finding life harder and harder to manage after her daughter, Yoshiko’s autism diagnosis, and her husband’s overseas military deployment. Too ashamed to burden others and too proud to ask for help, Saki faces the now-daunting task of giving her daughter the best life possible.


Directed by Tatsuro Manno

Miya Sakaguchi is 6 months pregnant in 2018, but she accidentally time travels back to 1994. She is placed into an asylum when she tells people that she comes from the future. During her time at the asylum, she discovers the shocking truth that in this era, mental patients are forced to abort their babies.

Terrolun and Lunlun

Directed by Hiroyuki Miyagawa

After a tragic accident, Terrolun becomes a hikikomori (an extreme shut-in), living in his parent’s garage, where he fixes broken machines and objects. When Lunlun, a hearing-impaired high school student, brings him something to repair, they strike up a friendship. Slowly, these two outcasts create an emotional bond through their interactions across a garage window.

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