“A chilling Japanese spin on Lolita … an emotionally charged drama about a dangerously obsessive relationship.” – Variety
After losing her family in the 1993 earthquake and tsunami, 10-year-old Hana is taken in by a distant relative 16 years her senior. Atop the pure white ice floes of the Okhotsk Sea, the pair begin living together as father and daughter.
Amid the deep snows of Hokkaido’s wintry shores, they both desire to fill their empty, love-starved hearts as they set foot into a forbidden world. When an elderly benefactor tries to separate them for Hana’s own good, it provokes her emotional rage. Soon after, a murder occurs and Jungo and Hana escape the north to start a new life in Tokyo, taking with them a deep sense of loss and a shocking secret.
Winner of the Golden George for Best Film at the recent Moscow Film Festival, Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s My Man is a remarkable and startlingly beautiful film, starring the much beloved Tadanobu Asano and Fumi Nikaido. Emotional, and dangerous.