La Nuit où j’ai nagé / Oyogisugita yoru

The Night I Swam
Igarashi Kohei, Damien Manivel
FRA, Japan 2017
79 min

A snowy landscape in Japan. Every morning, a fisherman makes his way to the market in town. His six year old son is awoken by his departure and finds it impossible to fall back to sleep. In the sleeping household, the young boy draws a picture, then slips into his satchel. On his way to school, he strays off the path and wanders into the snow.
“LA NUIT OÙ J’AI NAGÉ is a work that is a true feat of simplicity and charm. Shot in beautiful frames and playing with marvellous ambient sounds, the film is a work interwoven with the great art of allusive simplicity. Often funny and able to gently create just the right amount of suspense around its ultra-realistic protagonist, the film has the allure of a poetic tale in modern times about the deep ties that join two individuals and about the contemporary world that separates them – a space that seems insurmountable and that is, nonetheless, anything but in the innocent mind of a child.” (Fabien Lemercier)

In the presence of Damien Manivel.

  • Kogawa Takara
  • Kogawa Keiki
  • Kogawa Takashi
  • Kogawa Chisato
  • Igarashi Kohei
  • Damien Manivel
  • Takahashi Wataru
  • Simon Apostolou
  • Jérôme Petit
  • William Laboury
  • Jérôme Petit
MLD Films, Shellac


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