Drowning Love | 溺れるナイフ J-Film


Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C.

Based on the best-selling comic "Oboreru Knife" by George Asakura

Natsume, a teenage fashion model moving from Tokyo, spends the days without any dreams or excitement. After meeting Koichiro, successor of a Shinto priest family, she finds herself falling under his spell. Both separately and together, she tries to find her place in life through the relationship with Koichiro.

Starring Nana Komatsu, Masaki Suda, Daiki Shigeoka



Photo ©Dick Thomas Johnson from Tokyo, Japan

While studying at Sophia University as a philosophy student, Yuki Yamato wrote and directed That Girl Is Dancing By the Seaside (2012) which received a Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Student Film Festival. She continued directing until graduation and afterwards, receiving the Best New Director Award from the Japanese Professional Movie Association. Yamato's 2016 film Drowning Love was released to critical acclaim and her most recent film is Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy (2019).

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