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Haru Kuroki (Noriko), Mikako Tabe (Michiko), Kirin Kiki (uciteljica/teacher Takeda), Mayu Tsuruta (Yukino), Shing Tsurumi (Norikin oce), Fuyuka Kooriyama (Norikina mama), Megumi Takizawa (Yumiko), Saya Kawamura (Sanae), Mizuki Yamashita (Hitomi), Chihiro Okamoto (Norikin brat)
Awards: Japanese Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress)
A life-size human drama about a female college student, Noriko, finding in the Japanese art of tea ceremony a women's refuge, an immaculate sanctuary of calm and composure.
Nearing the end of university, Noriko is not having much luck finding either herself or a job when her mother suddenly suggests she study tea ceremony. Noriko is cool to the idea, but her cousin Michiko likes it and suggests they both go. Nearby lives Mrs Takeda, a tea ceremony teacher who, as people say, is not 'your ordinary old lady.' In the following years Noriko drifts from job to job, loses a boyfriend and then her father. The only constant in her life is the tea ceremony, in whose tightly prescribed movements and rhythms she eventually finds a unique sense of freedom.
/…/ Every Day a Good Day knowledgeably and gorgeously shows how tea ceremony is far more than a feudal-era relic trotted out for bemused observers. For the heroine and her fellow followers of sad? (the way of tea), it is a shining embodiment of mindfulness - the philosophy and practice of living in the moment that is both timeless and trendy. Mark Schilling, The Japan Times
Trajanje 100 min