Mourning Recipe | Shijūkunichi no reshipi
directed by: Tanada Yuki | 2013 | 129 min
Yuriko for a long time tries to bear her husband’s offspring unsuccessfully, until an unsatisfied Hiroyuki manages the continuation of his genetic information with another woman. Yuriko leaves a signed divorce application at the dining table of her flat in Tokyo and returns back to her former countryside home to live with her recently widowed father. Approaching the house, she is welcome by a merrily giggling Lolita girl in her laced underwear, who is rubbing the back of Yuriko’s naked father in the bathroom. This bitter-sweet comedy, based on a novel by the female writer IBUKI Yuki, proves that every meal carries a hidden message and that even the memorial service for a deceased can turn into a cheerful banquet – especially when the deceased person leaves behind a recipe for it.