In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, many filmmakers spoke of how deeply the disaster had affected them, but few have tried to confront it head-on. Some of the most successful efforts to date have been documentaries, one of which inspired this quietly devastating drama.
“Voices in the Wind” is based on a real-life pilgrimage spot: a telephone booth in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, known as the “wind phone,” where mourners go to have conversations with people they’ve lost.
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