- Japan Premiere
Director: MATSUGAMI Genta (松上元太)
2018｜Japan｜88min｜Language: Japanese｜Subtitles: English
|3/10 (Sun)||13:50||Cine Libre Umeda 4||◎|
|3/12 (Tue)||21:00||Cine Libre Umeda 3||◎|
- KITAI Aya (希代彩)
INO Hiroki (猪野広樹)
IMOU Haruka (芋生悠)
KOMURO Yura (小室ゆら)
KAWASE Yota (川瀬陽太)
Cocoa is on the verge of graduating from high school. She is determined to escape her rural home town, and leave her feckless father and brother behind by going to a university in Tokyo. But she faces an uphill struggle because university fees cost a lot and her impoverished family aren’t much help. She works hard to earn honest money but also dabbles in work as a video fetish performer which leads to problems with the criminal underworld. Will she find the strength to define her own way in life?
Stories of high school girls are quite common but this sticks to a realistic spectrum of potentials, pressures, and pitfalls for people in a small Japanese town. With a quiet display of class consciousness in a simple but effective script full of heartfelt moments of everyday hope and despair, and, in introducing a persuasive performance from a new acting talent in KITAI Aya, director MATSUGAMI Genta delivers a compelling story of someone finding self-determination in desperate circumstances.
- Distributor in Japan