D. Sho Miyake| 2018 | In Japanese with English Subtitles

Clinging to the end of summer in Hakodate

With a contagious sense of abandon, three young adults’ lives become intimately entangled over the course of a long summer in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Enigmatic Sachiko (Shizuka Ishibashi) forms an ambiguous “no-drama” relationship with her slacker bookstore colleague (the film’s narrator, played by Tasuku Emoto) and meets his unemployed roommate, Shizuo (Shota Sometani).

While wasting away evenings together drinking, burning through their little cash, playing billiards and clubbing ‘til sunrise, a muted magnetism between Sachiko and Shizuo grows. Committing only to living in the moment, the trio drift around Hakodate—knowing, but never mentioning, that summer will eventually end.

Atmospheric and authentic, 31-year-old director Sho Miyake’s second feature film delivers superb performances by Tasuku Emoto (JFF 2018’s Dynamite Graffiti), Shota Sometani (Himizu; Parasyte) and Shizuka Ishibashi (JFF 2017’s Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue).

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The Japan Foundation, Sydney with the Australia-Japan Society of Coffs Harbour Presents

Japan Film Festival 2021-2022 Satellite: And Your Bird Can Sing       きみの鳥はうたえる


Sunday 6 Febuary



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Free event.

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106 minutes

Audience Warnings:

Unclassified 15+ (under 15’s must be accompanied by an adult)

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