SOKONOMINITE HIKARI KAGAYAKU / THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE

2014, Colour, Japan, World Competition

THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE

 

Production Team

Director : Mipo O

Screenwriter : Ryo Takada. D'après le roman de/Based on the novel by: Yasushi Sato

Cinematographer : Ryuto Kondo

Editor : Etsuko Kimura

Cast : Go Ayano, Chizuru Ikewaki, Masaki Suda, Kazuya Takahashi, Shohei Hino, Hiroko Isayama

Music : Takuto Tanaka

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Mamoru Nagata, Kazuhiro Sugawara, Hirotaka Maeda, Hideki Hoshino, "The Light Shines Only There" Production Committee, c/o Open Sesame Co., Ltd., 1-14-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 (Japon), kaho@open-sesame.jp


 

Synopsis

Depressed after an incident, Tatsuo has given up working and is idling his life away. One day at a Pachinko parlour, he gets to know a coarse but friendly young man, Takuji, when he gives him a disposable lighter. Tatsuo accepts Takuji's invitation and follows him home, which turns out to be a rundown, isolated house. It is here that Tatsuo meets Takuji's older sister, Chinatsu. They feel a quick mutual attraction and become close, but Chinatsu's life is difficult as she struggles to support her family. Even so, Tatsuo remains steadfast in his love for Chinatsu, and his unwavering feelings begin to sway her. Since finding a connection with Chinatsu, Tatsuo's reality quietly begins to regain its colour and he rediscovers his ambitions in the world which he had almost lost. But there will be more tests to come...

 

Director

Born in 1977 in Mie prefecture, Japan, Mipo O studied at Osaka University of Arts and began her filmmaking career working for five years as a screenplay editor for director Nobuhiko Obayashi. After a couple of short films, she made her feature directorial debut in 2006 with THE SAKAIS HAPPINESS which earned her the Sundance/NHK Filmmakers’ Award. She followed that with HERE COMES THE BRIDE, MY MOM! in 2010.


 

Projections

Sunday August 31, 2014 - 09:00 AM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Sunday August 31, 2014 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Monday September 1, 2014 - 02:00 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL


 

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