One Summer Story
OKITA Shuichi 沖田修一
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High-school student Minami convinces her classmate Shohei to join her on a search for her father. A tender and balanced mix between coming-of-age drama and road movie with recognisable and realistic characters. Directed by the master of the comic human drama, OKITA Shuichi, who previously scored festival hits with The Mohican Comes Home (2016) and Mori, The Artist’s Habitat (2018).

De jonge studente Minami gaat samen met haar klasgenoot Shohei op zoek naar haar vader in deze lichtvoetige mix van coming-of-age-drama en roadmovie. Regisseur OKITA Shuichi scoorde eerder twee grote hits tijdens CAMERA JAPAN met The Mohican Comes Home (2016) en Mori The Artist’s Habitat (2018) en met deze zomerse en speelse film toont hij zich wederom een meester in het schetsen van herkenbare, realistische personages met een flinke dosis humor.


About the Director

OKITA Shuichi (沖田修一) graduated from the cinema programme at Nihon University College of Arts. His third feature film The Woodsman and the Rain (2011) received the Jury prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival and won three awards at the Dubai International Film Festival.

2020 – One Summer Story 子供はわかってあげない
2018 – Mori, The Artist’s Habitat モリのいる場所 (CJ 2018)
2016 – The Mohican Comes Home モヒカン故郷に帰る (CJ 2016)
2014 – Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday 滝を見にいく
2012 – A Story of Yonosuke 横道世之介 (CJ 2013)
2011 – The Woodsman and the Rain キツツキと雨
2010 – The Sweet Harakiri 俺の切腹
2009 – The Chef of South Polar 南極料理人 (CJ 2010)
2006 – What a Wonderful World このすばらしきせかい