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Directed by: Naomi Kawase
Length: 102 minutes
Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult
Image courtesy of mk2 BEYOND LOSS, THERE IS BEAUTY AND HOPE.
Misako is a passionate writer who composes audio guides of films made for the visually impaired. At a test screening of her latest project, she meets Nakamori, a once celebrated photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.
Only partially impaired, Nakamori criticises Misako’s audio guides as overly subjective. Hit by criticism, Misako is unable to let go of Nakamori’s comments. When she discovers his photographic works, she becomes increasingly curious about the man behind the lens.
Despite a conflicted first encounter, the two are drawn to each other. Nakamori’s photographs brings Misako back to her past, while Misako’s company anchors Nakamori to the reality of the present. Together, they will learn to see a radiant world invisible to the naked eye.
Director: Naomi Kawase
Producers: Masa Sawada and Yumiko Takebe
Screenplay: Naomi Kawase
Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, Misuzu Kanno, Mantaro Koichi and Tatsuya Fuji
Format: DCP colour