This is a story about a married couple, ”Mr. & Mrs. Hikita” who have been having difficulty with fertility treatments for several years.
The couple had enjoyed their life like an adventure, so they have never thought about having a baby (like an ordinary life). One day, the young wife just said, “I want to meet Hikita-san’s baby!” Then they started trying to have a baby. However, it’s not easy to become pregnant. Mr. Hikita is 49 years old at the time, he is too old to have enough ability for pregnancy! Mr. and Ms. Hikita start to get infertility treatments, but it fails again and again. Facing a conflict with the wife’s father who strongly oppose to the treatment, they continue the treatments.
A Little Girl's Dream
Feature version of a television documentary that follows twenty-six years in the life of a young woman who strives to become a veterinarian. In 1987, three calves "enroll" at a small elementary school in Niigata Prefecture. Takahashi Tomomi, a third-year student, helps take care of one of the calves that often falls ill, and starts to see a future for herself as a "cow doctor." The camera also follows her attempts to enter university and pass the national exam for veterinarians. In the present, we see Takahashi, now married with children, as she continues to tend to the wellbeing of living creatures. Her endeavors convey the importance of holding on to a dream, caring for family, and the joys and harsh realities of her vocation.