Her Love Boils Bathwater

Japan | 2016 | 125 min | PG

A family drama about the intense feelings of a dying mother with a bombshell ending that will break your heart. It is written and directed by up-and-comer Ryota Nakano.


Futaba (Rie Miyazawa), whose husband suddenly left her a year ago, lives with her shy daughter, Azumi (Hana Sugisaki). When Futaba abruptly receives a diagnosis of a terminal illness, she aims to use the brief amount of time she has left to bring back her husband, restart the family’s shut-down bathhouse business, and set Azumi on the path to independence.

2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan Now

2016 Busan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema

2016 Montreal World Film Festival, Focus on World Cinema

(c)”Her Love Boils Bathwater” Film Partners


Director: Ryota Nakano
Cast: Rie Miyazawa, Hana Sugisaki, Aoi Itô


Japanese with Subtitles in English.


This is a free screening.