Still the Water
Director: Naomi Koware
Cast: Nijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsuda
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan, France, Spain 2014 121 mins.
Official Entry 2014 Cannes International Film festival
Released by Soda Pictures
On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito (Nijiro Murakami) discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko (JunYoshinaga) will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.