In the Japanese film ‘Call Me Chihiro’, the life of the titular Chihiro, who runs a modest bento shop in a coastal town, is chronicled.
The movie will be available on Netflix from 23 February 2023.
Cast and creators
- Kasumi Arimura as Chihiro
- Lily Franky as Utsumi
- Jun Fubuki as Tae
- Mitsuru Hirata as Bito
- Miwako Ichikawa as Chihiro
- Itsuki Nagasawa as Chinatsu Ube / Becchin
- Toshie Negishi as Nagai
- Yui Sakuma as Hitomi
Director: Rikiya Imaizumi
Writers: Rikiya Imaizumi, Kaori Sawai and Hiroyuki Yasuda
“Chihiro works at a small beachside bento shop, Nokonoko Bento, and becomes a popular figure in the city.”
Call Me Chihiro is based on Hiroyuki Yasuda’s manga “Chihiro-san,” which appeared in Manga Magazine Elegance Eve from 2013 to 2018.
In an age where everyone experiences difficulty of some type, Chihiro, a former sex worker, emphasises the value of living one’s life as one sees fit.