I caught another movie on the flight back from Singapore to Nagoya and I must say I’m on a roll when it comes to choosing in-flight entertainment recently. This is yet another marvellous work if you share my love for movies of this style.
毎日かあさん (Mainichi Kaasan) is based on a comic book about a manga artiste mother who has to deal with bringing up her 2 young children and an alcoholic former war photographer husband. The husband, having seen the brutality of war, gets haunted by images of the war zone. He got addicted to alcohol to the point that he started throwing up blood and was hospitalised time and again. 小泉今日子 (Koizumi Kyoko) , who plays protagonist Rieko, worked hard for many years and just when she finally gets paid for her comics, the alcoholic husband starts creating trouble for her. This story shows the struggles of a woman who is torn between helping the man she loves and getting him out of her life so that their children can have a normal life.
All I can say is, “three thumbs up!”