Still The Water
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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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 discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko attempts to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

"I would like spectators to realize that we human beings are not the centre of all things. We are but one part of a cycle in nature. I must construct a story where the conclusion is that this immense cycle – inside of which all of us exist – is of divine essence. Our soul is complex, vague and unpredictable."
Naomi Kawase

tags: Women, Love, Nature, Feature film, Spirituality, Death

Cast: Nijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto, Makiko Watanabe


Screenplay: Naomi Kawase

Director of Photography: Yutaka Yamazaki

Film Editor: Tina Baz

Composer: Hasiken

Production Designer: Kenji Inoue

Sound: Shigeatsu Ao

Producer: Masa Sawada

Production Company: COMME DES CINÉMAS

Co-Producer: Anne Pernod, Nobuya Wazaki, Olivier Père, Rémi Burah, Luis Miñarro

World Sales: MK2

Director: Naomi Kawase