Japan 2007, 106 min

Every morning the locals go down to the beach for a round of ‘merci exercises’, led by Sakura. Schoolteacher Haruna is even prepared to slip away from his lessons in order to take part! Everyone loves these carefree days an the sunbathing sessions at twilight. At first, Taeko is indifferent to everything. But gradually, the beauty of the island begins to calm her. The excellent food at Hamada, the relaxed islanders – everything prompts her to start paying more attention to creature comforts, and before long, the joy of this new, carefree way of living pervades every fibre of her body. The beautiful beach, the charming company …

Dir: Naoko Ogigami
Scr: Naoko Ogigami, DoP: Naboru Tanimine, Music: Takahiro Kaneko, Ed: Shinichi Fushima, Cast: Satomi Kobayashi, Mikako Ichikawa, Ryo Kase, Prod: Megane Company (Seiji Okuda, Kumi Kobata), World Sales: Nikkatsu Corporation, Format: 35mm, Language: Japanese, Subt: Estonian, English

FRIDAY, 14.08



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