PARKS | パークス J-Film


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

"Through music, the young girls and boys found their future"

Haru, a high school girl comes to Kichijoji looking for Sachiko, the woman mentioned in a love letter of Haru’s late father. Currently living at Sachiko's address is Jun, a female university student who loves playing guitar. Jun becomes interested in Haru's cause, and together they start to search for Sachiko's family house where they meet Sachiko's grandson, Tokio. He tells them that Sachiko passed away just recently. Later, Tokio finds a reel-to-reel tape in Sachiko's belongings. Apparently, Shinpei and Sachiko used to play music together, and the tape contains a song sung by the couple. However, the tape is damaged and they cannot hear the song to the end. Tokio, Haru, and Jun decide to complete the song themselves.

Starring Ai Hashimoto, Mei Nagano, Shota Sometani



Natsuki Seta graduated from Yokohama National University as well as from Tokyo University of the Arts. Her first feature film A Liar and a Broken Girl was invited to Tokyo International Film Festival 2010, New York - Japan Cuts 2011, Taipei Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival 2011, and screened at Maison de la Culture du Japon a Paris. Later Seta made an experimental project 5 windows by showing a film in five parts at different outdoor places. Also she has been directing TV commercials, mobile movies, web dramas and TV dramas.

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