“Amanogawa (Amanogawa),” 2018 drama, 1 hour and 43 minutes.
Directed by Shun Konii. Starring Momoko Fukuchi and Takayuki Yanagi.
Shiori is a high school girl in Tokyo who is not good at arguing. Her mother, Satomi, is a researcher of artificial intelligence and has little time to spend with Shiori. Education-obsessed, Satomi forces Shiori to study. Fed up, Shiori stops going to school. When she visits her beloved grandma who taught her to play “taiko” drums, she agrees to stay on the mystical island Yakushima in the southen sea of Japan. There, Shiori meets a robot. Communicating with the robot, she finds her way to live again.