New Perspectives / UK premiere

Au revoir l’été (Hotori no Sakuko)

  • Koji Fukada /
  • Japan, USA /
  • 2013 /
  • 125 mins

Fumi Nikaido, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga, Kanji Furutachi / Fiction / Japanese

A girl on the edge of adulthood learns about the deceptions of the adult world.

Director Koji Fukada (Hospitalité, EIFF 2012) returns with a pleasingly low-key and thoughtful look at an 18-year-old secondary-school girl, Sakuko, who accompanies her aunt on a seaside summer holiday. Among the new faces she encounters are a philandering college professor, a tough young waitress and a troubled young refugee from Fukushima who is working at his uncle's love hotel. The spirit of Eric Rohmer lives in Japan! [12A]

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