YUKI & NINA

V'09

YUKI & NINA

Suwa Nubohiro, Hippolyte Giradot
F/J, 2009
Fiction, 93min, OmdU

YUKI & NINA

Suwa Nubohiro, Hippolyte Giradot
F/J, 2009
Fiction, 93min, OmdU

Cast: 
Noë Sampy
Yuki
Arielle Moutel
Nina
Tsuyu
Yukis Mutter
Hippolyte Girardot
Yukis Vater
Marilyne Canto
Ninas Mutter
Screenplay: 
Nobuhiro Suwa
Hippolyte Girardot
Sound: 
Dominique Lacour
Raphaël Girardot Olivier Do Hu
Ogawa Takeshi
Camera: 
Josée Deshaies
Editor: 
Hisako Suwa
Laurence Briaud
Composer: 
Lily Margot
Doc Mateo

Production: 
Comme des cinémas Les Films du Lendemain, Bitters End, Arte France Cinéma
World Sales: 
Films Distribution 34, rue du Louvre 75001 Paris, Frankreich T +33 1 53 10 33 99 info@filmsdistribution.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3/3 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14 office@stadtkinowien.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Yuki, nine years old, learns that her parents are separating. Her father is French, and her mother is Japanese. She is going to have to follow her mother to Japan, leaving everything behind in Paris, starting with her best friend Nina. Together, Yuki and Nina devise schemes in order to get her parents back together. Running away seems like the only solution in the end - the forest will be their new destination.
Serving as a metaphor for a new beginning, the forest becomes a sort of magical frontier between France and Japan. It also marks the film’s change of register, from a realistic to a more lyrical atmosphere. The result of this quest is a film that like its little protagonist, holds a double identity. Long and fixed shoots give Yuki & Nina a contemplative rhythm in which silence finds its place. (Vitor Pinto)