Michio KOSHIKAWA 越川道夫


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Little Towa lives with his parents Satsuki and Yuichi in a coastal town on Nagashima. Yuichi is a fisherman, Satsuki runs a restaurant. What Towa doesn’t know is that he is adopted. As a baby, he was abandoned in an internet café, completely emaciated. While his new parents are secretly fighting for custody of him and want to protect him from his past, the family’s happiness begins to falter. Satsuki and Yuichi aren’t the only ones who are worried about Towa’s future. With great tenderness, Michio KOSHIKAWA tells the story of an unusual family and at the same time creates a sensitive portrait of everyday life in a small Japanese coastal town far from the big cities. A film full of deep tranquillity and brimming with emotions.


Tue, 09. June 2020

Sun, 14. June 2020

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Drama Family

Yuhi no ato

日本 2019

133 分


Michio KOSHIKAWA was born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1965. Besides his early work in theater, he has a background in film distribution and production. He established the production company Slow Learner in 1997 and produced films like THE PRISONER by Masao ADACHI (2006 / NC ’07), SKETCHES OF KAITAN CITY by Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI (2010 / NC ’11), or OUR HOMELAND by Yonghi YANG (2012 / NC ’12). His directorial debut ARENO – THE WILDERNESS premiered in the Japanese Cinema Splash section of the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015. His film LIFE AND DEATH ON THE SHORE (2017) was invited to several international festivals.

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