Looking for a Japanese movie about a family in the mountains
March 13, 2018 7:05 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for the title of a Japanese movie about a family that lives in the mountains. They have this kind of spot where hikers can rest and some food is available.

I remember there was kind of a family thing going on with someone returning from city life; and there was also a hiking accident somewhere in the film (not deadly!). I have Googled with various search terms but I can't find the title of this movie.

I know I saw it on the plane to Tokyo a few years ago, so maybe it's not that old. From the images I would guess it was made between 2000 and now.

posted by wolfr to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe The Happiness of the Katakuris, a film by Takashi Miike?
posted by holborne at 7:59 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]

Maybe Climbing to Spring?
posted by bluecore at 10:19 AM on March 13

You'll know if it was The Happiness of the Katakuris if it had random amateur song-and-dance numbers, a zombie sumo wrestler, and an ending comprising crude stop-motion animation, among other things. (I love The Happiness of the Katakuris.)
posted by macdara at 11:17 AM on March 13 [3 favorites]

I think you'd remember (and mention) some of the weirder elements of this one, but the family member returning from city life was a plot point of The Taste of Tea from 2004, and the overall setting is fairly close. I figured it was a worth a mention, just in case (it's a good movie).
posted by darksong at 12:20 PM on March 13

It was “Climbing to spring”. Thank you all!
posted by wolfr at 5:48 PM on March 14

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