Binetsu (Masato Ozawa) Life can be cut short

Binetsu (Slight fever)
Masato Ozawa
Japan. 2014. 30 min

Venue :  Spanish Film Institute
28 may Thursday.  20.00

Toshio was a marathon runner with a promising future in college, whose dream was cut short from a training accident. Gambling became Toshio’s new sole purpose in life. Trying to win big to resolve his debts, Toshio obsesses to win while he disregards his wife’s pleading tears to quit.

In this troubled household, Yuu was desperate to keep her family together. With her back to the wall, Yuu maintained herself from breaking apart under her father’s twisted affection and her mother’s unsmiling face. But Yuu was starting to form her own character. All Yuu really wanted to do, was to play the piano…

Gamble addiction and dysfunctional family with implications of child molestation, Slight Fever shines a light on the darkness of modern society of Japan questioning all of us, what is a family? What is true happiness for our children?