Best Film I’ve Seen So Far This Year

Released last year in Japan, Her Love Boils Bathwater (湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛) has been making its way around North America in recent months. I had a chance to watch this film recently and was quickly amazed by how its unassuming characters unfurl themselves earnestly in their circumstances and with stunning vulnerability and intensity. I love how Futaba, the mother of this family, resolutely pulls the past into present for the sake of the future.