Au revoir l'été

Au revoir a l'été
  • 6月1日(日), 5:00 p.m. Mousonturm Saal
  • Hotori no Sakuko
  • Japan/USA 2013, DCP, 126 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • 監督、脚本:深田晃司
  • Production: Wa Entertainment, Inc.
  • Camera: Kenichi NEGISHI
  • Music: Jo KEITA
  • World Sales: Pascale Ramonda
  • Actors: Fumi NIKAIDO, Mayu TSURUTA, Taiga, Kanji FURUTACHI, Kiki SUGINO
  • ドイツプレミア上映
  • Nippon Cinema Award

Sakuko should be learning for her university admission exams, but decides to accompany her aunt to a rural town by the sea. The characters she meets there all have to fight their own, more or less grave problems. This film proves that bittersweet summer comedies in the vein of Eric Rohmer can be flawlessly transplanted to Japanese shores.

Director biography
Koji FUKADA, born in 1980, made his feature film debut with THE CHAIR in 2004. One year later, he joined the theater troupe Seinendan. His films HUMAN COMEDY IN TOKYO (2009) and HOSPITALITÉ (2010) were screened to much acclaim at various international film festivals and have won numerous awards.

2004 The Chair; 2009 Human Comedy in Tokyo; 2010 Hospitalité (Kantai)