Hideyuki Hirayama‘s movie will be released on DVD and Bluray on Wednesday 13th in Japan. Closed Ward aka Family of strangers is the moving tale of in and out patients of a psychiatric ward somewhere in the Nagano prefecture. Welcomed by critics the film is based on the novel ‘Heisa Byoutou’ (閉鎖病棟) by Hosei Hahakigi, starring Go Ayano, popular veteran actor Tsurube Shofukutei and Nana Komatsu.
The young actress was praised for her solid performance as Yuki. In the ‘Supporting Actress’ category, she received an Excellence Award at the 43rd Japan Academy Film Prize, won the 44th Hochi Film Awards and was also nominated at the 62nd Blue Ribbon Awards. Bluray or DVD available from Amazon Japan or CD Japan.