Japanese Film Festival | Satellite
Youth

It’s a Summer Film!

サマーフィルムにのって

Directed by: Sōshi Matsumoto
2021 / 97 minutes / Unclassified all ages

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School’s out; samurai swords out!

School’s out for summer and a nerdy sci-fi and samurai film fan trio is making Hadashi’s debut, DIY cinematic masterpiece—the ultimate teen tribute to her old school samurai spirit heroes! With her bubbly film club rival in the director’s chair of a cheesy romance film, Hadashi (Barefoot) turns her film fantasies into a battle of honour, samurai-style.

When cute and mysterious Rintarō lands in town Hadashi knows she’s found her leading man after they bond over jidaigeki (period drama) cinema, but he’s camera-shy for a reason! She’ll need to win him over, along with a whole volunteer cast and crew, to realise her vision.

Former idol Marika Itō (Nogizaka46) shines in her leading role as the passionate Hadashi, alongside Daichi Kaneko (Ossan’s Love) as Rintarō. From 33-year-old director Takeshi Matsumoto, It’s a Summer Film! is upbeat, energetic, and fun for all ages.

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Palace Electric, Canberra

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Palace Raine Square, Perth

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Palace Barracks, Brisbane

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The Kino, Melbourne

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The Kino, Melbourne

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Palace Norton Street, Sydney

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Palace Central Sydney, Sydney

Screens in: Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Sōshi Matsumoto

Cast: Marika Itō, Yuumi Kawai and Daichi Kaneko

Genre: Youth

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles