Summer Lights

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Summer Lights (Natsu no hikari)

Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot

  • France 2016; 83 min
  • Original version: Japanese
  • Genre: Drama

  • San Sebastián IFF


Akihiro, a native japanese filmmaker living in Paris, came to Japan to interview survivors for a documentary celebrating the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Deeply moved by the interviews, he decided to take a break and wanders through the city during which he meets Michiko, a merry and enigmatic young woman. Michiko takes him for a joyful and improvised journey from the city towards the sea where the horrors of the past are mingled to the simplicity of the present.




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