A BALANCE

由宇子の天秤

When a sensational news story hits the headlines about a student’s suicide after alleged assault by her teacher, it is not long before the teacher also takes his own life. Upon learning of the case, intrepid documentary filmmaker Yuko strikes out to learn the truth behind the incident for a new television special.

In search of truth, what she finds instead is collateral damage. Two families’ lives torn apart, first by the loss of their loved ones, and secondly by their ostracization in the community. The teacher’s family having been forced into hiding, after being terrorized online and in the streets. As Yuko struggles to eke out a balanced story for her film, an incident close to home shatters her worldview and leaves her questioning her own motives. This sophomore feature from director Yujiro Harumoto is a gripping, searing indictment of a culture of shame, with twists and turns that will keep you hooked until the end.

-Anna Page

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In-Person

Showtime Dates: November 10, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Consolidated Theatres Kahala
Passholder Access: All Access, Supporter

Online Access

Access Window: November 15, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual
Only Accessible from: Hawaii Only

Live Stream

Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Yujiro Harumoto
PRODUCER(S)Yujiro Harumoto, Sunao Katabuchi, Tetsuya Matsushima
CAST :Yuumi Kawai, Ken Mitsuishi, Kumi Takiuchi, Masahiro Umeda
CINEMATOGRAPHERKenji Noguchi

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
YEAR: 2020
RUN TIME: 152 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese, with English subtitles

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