Amiko

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    Amiko

    Directed by

    Japan

    2017

    66 min

    • Japanese

    Fiction

    16-year-old Amiko is convinced that “the Japanese are unable to dance spontaneously.” She’s just tried it out herself, with some strangers in a Tokyo underground passage. Believing that she’s had more than her fair share of days where she'd do absolutely anything, she’s left behind the provincial city of Nagano to head to the capital and take her heartthrob Aomi to task. A year before, she took a long winter’s walk with him and thought she’d met her soulmate, someone else like her who wonders, in which phase of life there’s actually room for being happy. But then he disappeared, headed for Tokyo, together with Amiko’s nemesis Miyako of all people, the very “epitome of mass culture”, quite unlike her anti-bourgeois and wildly romantic self.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Aira Sunohara
    Hiroto Oshita
    Maiko Mineo
    Ayu Hasegawa
    Miayu Hirowatari
    Yukino Abe
    Ginji Kaneko
    Screenplay
    Yoko Yamanaka
    Cinematography
    Asuka Kato
    Yoko Yamanaka
    Editing
    Yoko Yamanaka
    Music
    Shotaro Ohori
    Sales
    PIA FILM FESTIVAL
    Production
    YOKO YAMANAKA
    Yoko Yamanaka

    Yoko Yamanaka

    Japan

    Born in Nagano, Japan in 1997. AMIKO is her first feature film.