Cast & Crew
An elderly fisherman Tadao and his granddaughter Haru live in a small fishing village in Hokkaido. When Haru loses her job, she wants to move to Tokyo where she will find more opportunities. But her stubborn grandfather refuses to go to the capital, resulting in a search for another family member to take him in. The two set out for Japan's main island, Honshu, to see if one of Tadao's siblings will look after him. First stop is his even more cantankerous older brother, Shiego. Their testy exchange reveals there is more to Tadao's selfishness than just old age. By contrast, selfless Haru takes on responsibility for the pair's dwindling finances so their pilgrimage can continue.
Released in United States 2011
Released in United States 2011 (World Cinema Now)