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Japan
2022, 128 min

Section: Crystal Globe Competition

  617 Wednesday 6/7 20:00 Grand Hall
  7P2 Thursday 7/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
  8L6 Friday 8/7 19:00 Lazne III Cinema
  934 Saturday 9/7 16:00 Congress Hall

An unadorned perspective on impoverished life in Okinawa. 17-year-old Aoi works as a nightclub hostess in order to earn rent money and to provide for her little boy and his lazy father, who has no qualms about hitting his wife. Yet how dark does reality have to get before it stifles the rays of hope that filter through?


Synopsis

An unadorned perspective on impoverished life in Okinawa, an island in southern Japan whose modern history was tainted by the bloody battle for the Pacific. 17-year-old Aoi works as a nightclub hostess in order to earn rent money and to provide for her little boy. She also supports her lazy husband Masaya, who has no qualms about giving her a few slaps, particularly after he loses his job. What chance does this young family have to scrape their way out of the social mire, where they were driven by poverty and the imprudence of youth? How dark does reality have to get before it stifles the rays of hope that filter through? An intimate story that presents a less glitzy picture of Japan than is customary, demonstrating that social inequality impacts all corners of the globe.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Masaaki Kudo (1983, Kyoto, Japan). Filmography: I’m Crazy (2017), Unprecedented (2021), A Far Shore (Tooi tokoro, 2022).

Contacts

Alpha Violet
47 avenue de la République, 750 11, Paris
France
Tel: +33 629 835 108
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.alphaviolet.com

Publicity contact

Hannah Farr
United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]

Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
   
Director: Masaaki Kudo
Screenplay: Masaaki Kudo, Mami Suzuki 
Dir. of Photography: Takayuki Sugimura
Music: Masamichi Shigeno
Sound: Keefar
Editor: Chen Shih Ting, Masaaki Kudo
Art Director: Ran Kobayashi
Producer: Yuki Kitagawa
Production: ALLEN Inc.
Coproduction: THE FOOL Inc.
Cast: Kotone Hanase, Yumemi Ishida
Sales: Alpha Violet
Contact: Hannah Farr

Guests

Masaaki Kudo

Film Director

Kotone Hanase

Actress


Yumemi Ishida

Actress

Yoshiro Sakuma

Actor


Yuki Kitagawa

Producer

Shunsuke Koga

Co-producer


Hannah Farr

Publicist

YouTube

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