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  • World Premiere

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Summer Wedding


Director: HIEDA Azusa (ヒエダアズサ)

2022|Japan|17min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue
3/11 Fri 19:00《Short films program 7》 Cine Libre Umeda 3
3/16 Wed 11:30《Short films program 7》 Cine Libre Umeda 4
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KUROSAWA Rika (黒澤リカ)
NUNAMI Daiki (沼波大樹)

The Covid-19 pandemic is ongoing but in one old house, it is just news reports overheard on the radio by two lovers who have secreted themselves away. While the world reels from the chaos caused by the pandemic, they hold a makeshift wedding ceremony. Then, they receive a phone call...

The Covid-19 pandemic caused pain and suffering for many but also came as a time for self-reflection as people started to reassess their lives. This reflection is what comes to life in a subtle but profoundly heartbreaking short that has a bleak apocalyptic atmosphere due to the backdrop of a pandemic, the setting of an old house full of memories of a broken family but decked out with momentary hope, and KUROSAWA Rika’s melancholy performance as her character comes to realise her old life is not in any way healthy for her.

[Jason MAHER]

Director: HIEDA Azusa (ヒエダアズサ)