Futatsume no mado

Still The Water
Kawase Naomi
FRA, Japan, ESP 2014
118 min

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)

  • Murakami Nijiro - Kaito
  • Yoshinaga Jun - Kyoko
  • Matsuda Miyuki - Isa
  • Sugimoto Tetta - Tetsu
  • Watanabe Makiko - Misaki
  • Murakami Jun - Atsushi
  • Tokita Fujio - Kamejiro
  • Kawase Naomi
  • Yamazaki Yutaka
  • Ao Shigeatsu
  • Tina Baz
  • Hasiken
Comme des Cinémas, Wowow, Arte France Cinéma, Luis Miñarro, Kumie, Asmik


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