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Unlike the visually evocative Proshchaniye ("Farewell") by Russian director Elem Klimov, this film about a remote village that is going to be submerged when a dam is completed is a straightforward narration. Director Seijiro Koyama tells the story of a multi-generational family living in an old mountain home about to go under water when a major dam is put into operation. The daughter-in-law in the family cares for the grandfather with understanding and kindness (he imagines his deceased wife is still...more