A prim and proper woman in search of serenity at a seaside inn finds her relaxing getaway interrupted in the most unlikely of manners in director Naoko Ogigami's minimalist entry into the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Massive suitcase dragging awkwardly by her side, bespectacled vacationer Taeko checks into a small inn by the ocean and begins looking forward to a bit of alone time. Later, as she sits down for dinner, Taeko is taken aback when the inn's proprietor Yuji sits down to join her in the meal. Though Taeko accepts Yuji's company as gracefully as possible under the circumstances, the befuddled guest decides to seek out another place to stay after an older woman named Sakura enters her room uninvited in order to wake her up. Unfortunately for Taeko, finding another room in this paradise isn't easy, and she soon finds herself right back where she started. Eventually, Taeko grows to understand what it means to possess "the talent to be here" as Yuji so colorfully states, and begins to take great pleasure in watching her hosts prepare elaborate meals before walking out onto the sands for a relaxing session of "twilighting."
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 106min.
- Themes: Fish Out of Water,Women's Friendship
beach, community, frustration, resort, seaside, vacation, woman
- Language: Japanese