Yuichiro Hirakawa (Director)
Tori Matsuzaka, Kirin Kiki
Japanese Film Festival Online
High school student Ayumi is trained by his grandmother to act as a "tsunagu," an intermediary for people who want to reach the dead. (Synopsis)
Until the Break of Dawn was an emotional and thoughtful movie. The premise was interesting, and I enjoyed the performances by the principal cast members. The film considered life and death through the idea of connection and regret: what would you want to say to someone who was gone and how might being able to do so change things? I cried a number of times, so keep a box of tissues to hand if you decide to watch it, but it's well worth a view. It gets 4.5 stars from me.