The Waxing and Waning of Life
Director: Shota KOSEKI / Kentaro KISHI
Cast: Shota KOSEKI / Takeshi UEHARA / Saki KATO / Keitoku ITO / Masahiro UMEDA / Hirota OTSUKA / Yasuhiro ISOBE
Genre: Coming of Age / Family
Theatrical Release in Japan: Spring 2023
[2022 / Color / HD / Stereo / 105 min. / Japanese with English subtitles]
Shota thinks only of himself and is living away from his family, while his younger brother, Yusaku, has been admitted to rehab for drug addiction. After their grandmother dies, Shota takes charge of Yusaku. He begins to interview him in order to create a film called "The Waxing and Waning of Life." However, Yusaku's troubled past and withdrawal symptoms persistently torment him, reminding him of a traumatic "incident" that happened at the rehab.