Director: Junichi Mori
Screenwriters: Junichi Mori

Institute History


Director Junichi Mori displays a thoughtful hand in this beautifully poetic debut featurel. LAUNDRY is a story of scars and healing, of gentle ironies and quiet tragedies, of love and second chances. The film centers around Teru, a young man who runs a coin laundry, and Mizue, a lonely young woman who longs to be washed anew. Teru bears a scar from a childhood injury that has left him brain damaged; he is pure and innocent in his essence, filled with a simple joy. Mizue is a troubled woman who feels the world lying all to heavy and have caused her to lose her way. LAUNDRY is their love story.

Using quiet but bravura performances from the two leads and intriguing comedic secondary characters, director Junichi Mori fashions a world into which a little rain must fall, but, if it does fall, it will do so in a gentle and simple fashion, washing free the unnecessary exigencies of life and leaving behind a clean, well-lighted place.

— Susan Morris

Screening Details

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