A contemplation of life, death and co-existence through following the daily lives of people and cats in Okayama city, Japan.
A former school headmaster who runs an affordable taxi service for the disabled and elderly feeds a group of stray cats that a cat outside the group is trying to join. His wife, who dislikes her husband's cat-feeding, runs a non-profit organisation that sends helpers to the homes of those who are infirm, despite facing budget cuts. In a small mice and flea-infested apartment, a 91 year-old former soldier spends his final days reflecting on his own mortality.
A quietly moving, essay-like observational documentary, Peace explores the ideas of acceptance and co-existence behind its title, not as a form of reluctant tolerance, but as a concept at the core of what it is to be human.
Also showing as part of our Kazuhiro Soda season - The Big House, Campaign, Mental, Inland Sea
dir. Kazuhiro Soda
run-time: 75 minutes
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)