Japanese director Shunji Iwai (“A Bride for Rip Van Winkle“, “All About Lily Chou-Chou“) most recent production “Last Letter” is set for release on January 17, 2020. The films stars Takao Matsuo, as a house wife who receives confession from her first love. Matuso, previously worked with director Shunji Iwai in the 1998 movie “April Story”.

In anticipation of the films release, Toho has made a trailer available, which can be viewed below. Recently, we got a chance to speak with director Shunji Iwai, you can read our interview here.


Yuri Kishibeno (Takako Matsu) is a housewife. She lives with her husband (Hideaki Anno) and their two children. Yuri Kishibeno then attends her sister Misaki Tono’s funeral. There, she meets her niece Ayumi (Suzu Hirose) for the first time in many years. Ayumi is still unable to accept her mother’s death and, because of this, she can’t open a letter left behind by her mother. Yuri Kishibeno attends her sister’s reunion to inform them about her sister’s death. A misunderstanding occurs at the reunion and Yuri Kishibeno is mistaken for her late sister Misaki Tono. Yuri Kishibeno meets her first love Kyoshiro Otosaka (Masaharu Fukuyama) who mistakenly believes she is Misaki Tono. Kyoshiro Otosaka is now a novelist. They exchange contact information. One day, Yuri receives a message from Kyoshiro that says “can you believe that I am still in love with you?” (Asian Wiki)

Hello, my name is Adam Symchuk and I am from Canada. It was during my teenage years that I became fascinated with Japanese film, in particular, exploitation and horror. I carried my fascination with the genre with me as an adult and began to grow a deeper appreciation in various genres from Japan, Korea, Thailand, and China. I hope to grow my knowledge of film across Asia and will continue to explore this through my reviews.