Au revoir l’été (Hotori no Sakuko)
- 125 min
- Directed by: Koji Fukada
- Written by: Koji Fukada
- Cast: Fumi Nikaidô, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga
Eighteen-year-old Sakuko (Nikaido) spends a summer wandering along the beach, romancing local boys including Takashi (Taiga), a refugee of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but beneath the gaiety of small talk there are many untold stories. Listless, Rohmer-inflected tale with plenty of charm but few answers.
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Au Revoir L'Ete20 Apr 2015
Éric Rohmer-inspired Japanese drama that's heavy on charm, light on answers
With a title like that disregarding comparison to the work of French New Waver Éric Rohmer seems almost criminal. Rohmer sent the young and beautiful to bask in the rays in Conte d'été (A Summer's Tale), to talk of love whilst falling in love; yet…
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