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Amiko

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Amiko

Directed by Yoko Yamanaka

  • Japan 2017; 66 min
  • Original version: Japanese
  • Genre: Fiction

  • From the director of LET ME REST IN PEACE presented at HAF

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • YOKO YAMANAKA

     

International Sales

  • PIA FILM FESTIVAL

    Miki Ohi