Directed by: Ryutaro Nakagawa
Length: 93 minutes
Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult
Screens in: Sydney and Melbourne
A slice-of-life film that captures those delicate moments before life-changing decisions are made
Summer in Tokyo is always the same—the days are sunny and the evenings balmy. But this summer will be different for former school teacher Hatsumi (Aki Asakura).
The quaint soba shop Hatsumi works at is closing down and an old student, the kooky and energetic Kaede (Yuriko Kawasaki), suddenly shows up in her life. For the first time in years, Hatsumi finds the possibility of romance in Totaro (Takahiro Miura), a craftsman working in the same neighbourhood.
One thing leads to another in this slice of life drama and director Ryutaro Nakagawa ensures that he captures every moment of it. Director Nakagawa elegantly captures the minutiae of daily life in this gentle slice-of-life drama.
39th Moscow International Film Festival – Winner, FIPRESCI Award
Director: Ryutaro Nakagawa
Screenplay: Ryutaro Nakagawa
Producer: George Wada and Takashi Fujimura
Executive Producer: Shunichiro Ishikawa and Hikaru Kinouchi
Cast: Aki Asakura, Takahiro Miura and Yuriko Kawasaki
Genre: Drama, Slice of Life
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.
Format: DCP colour