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Director: KOGAHARA Takeshi (古川原壮志)

2017|Japan|18min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue Guest
3/12 (Mon) 18:30 Cine Libre Umeda 3    
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ENDO Kenshin (遠藤健慎)
ASAMI Himeka (浅見姫香)

Conversations happen all the time but some are unforgettable. Such is the case for Fuminao, a teenage boy in love with the titular Nagisa.

It is the height of summer and the two sit on the edge of the school pool, Fuminao, sensitive and quiet, his classmate, the playful and coy Nagisa. As they watch their classmates swim, they begin to talk for the first time. She coaxes feelings out of the boy but remains illusive as he struggles to verbalise them.

Their conversation may be as brief as the cicadas but it dominates his thoughts. Her voice repeats inside his head over and over. She will stay with him forever. This is a story of unforgettable time at the height of summer made exquisite in its emotional power as director KOGAHARA Takeshi uses film to show how a human connection and a moment in time can imprint itself in a person’s memory and heart.