Unread Messages
In October 2019, Mitsuishi Takae and her husband, Kazumasa, worry that torrential rain from a powerful typhoon could cause a river near their home to flood. Kazumasa heads out to retrieve sandbags -- and never returns. Waiting and worrying, Takae begins sending text messages to her husband. He had forgotten his cellphone at home. Yet Takae continues, hoping to somehow reach him. Her messages are filled with feelings and thoughts she can share only with her beloved husband of more than 40 years. Filmed over 8 months, this program follows Takae as she confronts her sudden loss and tries to move forward.