Au revoir l'été | ほとりの朔子 J-Film


Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

A coming-of-age drama that won both the Montgolfiere d'or and Prix du Jury Jeune at the Nantes Three Continents Festival in 2013. Fukada Koji (hospitalite) directs.

After failing her university entrance exam, Sakuko (Nikaido) is invited by her aunt Mikie (Tsuruta Mayu) to go on vacation to a seaside town. During her two-week stay, she gets to know Takashi (Taiga), the nephew of Mikie's childhood friend Ukichi (Furutachi Kanji), and develops an attraction to him.

Starring Fumi Nikaido, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga



Born in Hiroshima to Korean parents, Kiki Sugino (born Seo Yeong Hwa) is a multitalented and unique figure in the Asian film industry. While studying abroad in South Korea, she landed a starring role in the 2005 Korean film One Shining Day. In 2010 she acted and produced Koji Fukada’s comedy Hospitalité and was involved in so many other Asian productions that year that the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival included a section titled “Sugino Kiki: Muse of the Asian Indie Cinema.” She acted and produced another Fukada film, Au revoir l’ete (2013) before making her feature directorial debut in 2014 with Kyoto Elegy, which was nominated for Best Film at the 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival.

Her most recent film, which she wrote, starred, and directed, is Snow Woman which is based on the story by Lafcadio Hearn. It premiered this year at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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