The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea
OGAWA Sara 小川紗良
海辺の金魚
Umibe no kingyo

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Japan
2021
77
Colour
English
subtitles

18-year-old Hana grew up in a children’s home because of a crime her mother supposedly committed. As the oldest ‘sister’ in the home, she takes a newly sheltered girl, who’s been abused by her own mother, under her wing. Intimate, vulnerable and dreamy drama of fragile girls in a cruel world. The film has been compared to KOREEDA and has even been praised by the maestro himself.

The screenings in Rotterdam are preceded by the short Narumi directed by YABE Rin | Japan 2020 | 30 min | Colour | Eng. sub.

De 18-jarige Hana groeide op in een internaat, vanwege een misdaad die haar moeder zou begaan hebben. Aangezien zij de oudste meid in het tehuis is, neemt zij een nieuw weeskind onder haar hoede, die door haar eigen moeder misbruikt werd. Een intiem, kwetsbaar en dromerig drama over fragiele meisjes in een wrede wereld, dat wordt vergeleken met het werk van KOREEDA, en ook door de meester zelf is geprezen.

Wordt in Rotterdam voorafgegaan door de korte film Narumi – YABE Rin | Japan 2020 | 30 min | Colour | Eng. sub.

OGAWA Sara 小川紗良 started filmmaking when she made a documentary in high school, after which she began pursuing both acting and film directing. She made her debut as an actress in the film Innocent15 in 2016. While studying at Waseda University, she directed three films under the tutelage of KOREEDA Hirokazu before making her feature film debut with The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea (2021). Despite being only 25 years old, OGAWA has made a name for herself as she has been invited to screen The Goldfish at various international film festivals.

2021 – The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea 最期の星
2018 – She’s Gone 最期の星
2017 – BEATOPIA
2015 – Asatsuyu あさつゆ