Cast & Crew
In a small Japanese village, local law dictates that old people must die when they reach the age of 70 to make way for the next generation. When an old woman named Kayu is carried up the mountain and left to die by her son, she wakes to find herself in Dendera. It is a settlement created by elderly women who have refused to die and who do not bother to rescue the old men from the village. Now, Dendera's founder Mei is plotting an attack on the village which cast them out.
Shown at "Autumn in Japan" film series in New York City October 28-November 23, 1988.
Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 1983.
Won Palm d'Or at 36th Cannes Film Festival May 1983.