Okinawa Movie Night | Nabbie’s Love Okinawa Week

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Okinawa Prefectural Government

After quitting her job in Tokyo, Nanako returns to her home island of Aguni, Okinawa. She stays with her grandparents in a home surrounded by bougainvillea flowers, a source of happiness for her grandmother, Nabbie. Life on the island is very relaxing and is filled with song and dance. However, the surprising return of Nabbie’s former lover threatens the peaceful lives of the island community. What happened between her grandmother and this mysterious man and why is his arrival so significant?

Known for his films set in Okinawa, this film won Yuji Nakae “Best Director” at the 25th Hochi Awards for “Nabbie’s Love.” The film also features an eclectic award-winning soundtrack from Kenichiro Isoda and Michael Nyman blending traditional Okinawa music with Western elements as well as actual performances from the actors.

This film contains mild sexual content; viewer discretion advised.

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