This is a very different film by Western standards -but it is also very moving – a Japanese film. And it is interesting that there is a lot of references to a Russian Chekhov play – Uncle Vanya. It’s a play within a play since the main character is directing Uncle Vanya at a Japanese repertory theater. There are a couple of nominations for this in this year’s Academy Awards. The title refers to the girl who is an employee of the theater who drives the main character around – the theatre director. The catharsis at the end is worth the price of admission. There is definitely a build to an explosion of emotion in the final scene.