Maki (Yukiko Shinohara)—a mother, wife, and once-successful novelist—moves into a new apartment outside of the city with her family hoping to restart her life and career. Desperate to write a new story, she is interrupted by the persistent sound of her neighbor (Yoko Ohtaka) beating her futon on the veranda at odd hours. As annoyance turns into all-out rage, the neighbors’ fighting prompts a media frenzy when a sensational video goes viral on social media, simultaneously creating a new writing opportunity for Maki. An often humorous and multifaceted examination of social boundaries, prejudice, and the fickleness of fame, Mrs. Noisy explores the blurred lines between private and public perception when art imitates life.
in Japanese with English subtitles