STILL THE WATER

A film by Naomi Kawase

Cast : Jun Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Nijiro Murakami

2014 / Espagne, France, Japon / original title : FUTATSUME NO MADO / 119’ / Color / status : completed / Japanese / long feature-film / French catalog

On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

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“Kawase delivers a striking meditation on what are clearly deeply personal themes.”

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