Shiki-Jitsu (2000) AKA Ritual


A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating “Tomorrow is my birthday” everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera.

Director: Hideaki Anno. AKA Ritual / 式日
Writers: Hideaki Anno (screenplay), Ayako Fujitani (novel).
Stars: Shunji Iwai, Ayako Fujitani, Jun Murakami, Shinobu Ôtake, Suzuki Matsuo.


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  1. Jonathan Shapiro
    August 8, 2021

    A major find! Thank you so much.

    Anno’s latest film, the final EVANGELION movie, hits Amazon Prime in a few days

  2. Eurus
    October 5, 2022

    Intense, I thought daddy issues were rough.

    joke’s aside – beautiful, very beautiful

  3. SP-Rules
    February 6, 2023

    I enjoyed myself a lot. Thanks Kiririn51 for recommending this.

  4. Mark
    February 11, 2023

    Thank you so much, been looking for this one for a while. Reminds me of her. Thank you.

  5. sx5
    February 13, 2023

    best movie i’ve seen, probably because i have mommy issues

  6. vale
    February 19, 2023

    Beautiful. I do not love it that much like other people because I do not have something to relate to, however, the background music with the vibe of the movie and AYAKO FUJITANI’S ACTING were mind blowing. I liked its happy ending and how you can see the process of overcoming a trauma by the girl.

  7. September 9, 2023

    I just stumbled across this movie. I didn’t think I would relate to it so much. the ending is what got me I bold crying, her confronting her trauma and the fact that her birthday is two days before mine. we all have so issues. I needed this cry.

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