'Hamaguchi’s filmmaking, always accomplished, reaches new heights of refinement and sensory richness here.' - Guy Lodge, Variety

'It is an engrossing and exalting experience.' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s sublime and richly complex drama is an adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story probing the psychological subtleties of love and loss, identity and infidelity. Yusuke Kafuku is a middle aged stage actor and director who travels to Hiroshima to produce a new play for a theatre festival. He is grieving the recent death of his wife, who has left behind a secret. There he meets Misaki, a reticent woman assigned to become his chauffeur. As they spend time together, Kafuku confronts the mystery of his wife that quietly haunts him.