The Taste of Tea (Cha No Aji)
The Haruno family has moved to the Japanese countryside and are quietly living their lives. Mom sits at the kitchen table, working on the handmade animated epic that'll give her re-entry into the anime industry she left behind to raise her kids. Dad is a workaholic hypno-therapist who practices on his family. The teenaged son is awash in exploding hormones that have transformed him into a sweating, panting bucket of love, ready to chase down whomever the latest love of his life is and declare his passion. Grandpa is obsessed with starting a band. And nine-year-old Sachiko is haunted by a 60-foot-tall doppelganger of herself. When their uncle comes to visit, he's just one more weirdo in the family gallery.
Cast: Takahiro Sato, Satomi Tezuka, Tadanobu Asano, Maya Banno
Directed by: Katsuhito Ishii
Written by: Katsuhito Ishii
Opens: Feb 23, 2007 NY