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Saga Saga

緑のざわめき -Saga Saga-

Director: NATSUTO Aimi (夏都愛未)

2023|Japan|114min|Language: Japanese |Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue Guest
3/11 Sat 18:50 *Sold Out Cine Libre Umeda 4
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MATSUI Rena (松井玲奈)

OKAZAKI Sae (岡崎紗絵)

KURASHIMA Sara (倉島颯良)

KUSAKAWA Naoya (草川直弥)

KAWAZOE Noa (川添野愛)


In her sophomore feature film, NATSUTO Aimi departs entirely from the dynamics of Rohmeresque anti-romance comedy of “Jeux de Plage” (OAFF2019) and creates a quiet, considered, and sensitive female relationship drama set in Kyushu. We watch 28-year-old Kyoko return to her hometown of Ureshino in Saga Prefecture from Tokyo after a stint as an actress. It is here that she “runs” into Nahoko, her half-sister. Nahoko is secretly stalking Kyoko. Things get a lot more complicated when another half-sister is revealed. Plot points and themes of women, family, nature, sex, and urban dislocation are broached but not in ways one might expect. An air of mystery hangs over everything as secrets are slowly revealed but there is no melodrama, just the gradual movement towards a family reconciliation.

[Jason MAHER]

Actor KURASHIMA Sara (倉島颯良)
Director NATSUTO Aimi (夏都愛未)