Okinawan Blue
KISHIMOTO Tsukasa 岸本司
ココロ、オドル
Kokoro, odoru

Japan
2018
96
Colour
English
subtitles

On the small island of Zamami, three different stories intertwine: a quarreling French-American couple, a fugitive returning to the island to claim back his son, and a local girl abandoned by her mother and living with her stepfather. The connecting point of these stories is the Full Moon Guesthouse. The beautiful cinematography in this lovely film is only outdone by the kindness and wisdom of the islanders. The screening on Friday September 27 will be a ‘baby screening’, suited for parents with small children (dimmed lights, softer sound etc.) Drie verschillende verhalen komen samen op het kleine eiland Zamami: ruziënde toeristen, een misdadiger op de vlucht die zijn zoon probeert terug te claimen en een meisje dat door haar moeder is verlaten en nu bij haar stiefvader leeft. De gemene deler in al deze verhalen is het Full Moon hostel. De schitterende beelden van de felblauwe zee worden slechts overtroffen door de vriendelijkheid en wijsheid van de eilandbewoners. De vertoning op vrijdag 27 september is geschikt voor ouders met baby’s (geluid staat zachter, gedempt licht etc.)   https://youtu.be/4twnJuL0YbM Director’s bio & selected filmography KISHIMOTO Tsukasa is the leading director of Okinawa’s film industry. He started out self-producing films while attending the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. He made his directorial debut in 2007 with the feature film Twilight Phantom, and received much praise for his baseball drama The Man Who Changed Okinawa. He is also an acclaimed short film director. His short film Kerama Blue (CJ 2015), which became part of Okinawan Blue, won many awards domestically and internationally. 2007 – Twilight Phantom 2013 – Dancing Karate Kid 2017 – The Man Who Changed Okinawa