V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Futatsume no mado

V' 14

Futatsume no mado

Still The Water

Kawase Naomi
F/Japan/E, 2014
Fiction, 118min, OmeU

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Futatsume no mado

Kawase Naomi
F/Japan/E, 2014
Fiction, 118min, OmeU

Actors: 
Murakami Nijiro
Kaito
Yoshinaga Jun
Kyoko
Matsuda Miyuki
Isa
Sugimoto Tetta
Tetsu
Watanabe Makiko
Misaki
Murakami Jun
Atsushi
Tokita Fujio
Kamejiro
Screenplay: 
Kawase Naomi
Sound: 
Ao Shigeatsu
Camera: 
Yamazaki Yutaka
Editor: 
Tina Baz
Composer: 
Hasiken

Production: 
Comme des Cinémas, Wowow, Arte France Cinéma, Luis Miñarro, Kumie, Asmik
World Sales: 
MK2
Format: 
DCP
Color

On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.
“Last year, my dear foster mother, the woman who raised me instead of the parents I did not know, died. To those who stay behind, death brings solitude and restlessness. But this solitude teaches us tenderness. It allows us to better understand other people’s pain and it warms the heart. The deeper the solitude, the greater the tenderness. But the rules of the universe transcend our solitudes. This is the reason why, even if my foster mother is dead, the sun still rises and the moon still appears, full. It is this greatness, nature’s greatness, that I wish to express in this film to the fullest.” (Kawase Naomi)

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