Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

Misako has a passion for writing audio versions of movies for the visually impaired. At a screening, she meets photographer Nakamori, who is losing his eyesight. She discovers a strange connection to her past in his work – and a gleaming new world opens to them both, which has been hitherto invisible to Misako.

tags: Far East, Art, Love, Feature film

Cast: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Shirakawa, Misuzu Kanno


Screenplay: Naomi Kawase

Director of Photography: Arata Dodo

Film Editor: Tina Baz

Composer: Ibrahim Maalouf

Production Designer: Setsuko Shirakawa

Sound: Roman Dymny, Boris Chapelle, Olivier Goinard

Producer: Naoya Kinoshita, Masa Sawada, Yumiko Takebe

Production Company: Comme des Cinémas

Co-Production Company: Kino Films, Kumie, MK2 Productions

World Sales: MK2 Films

Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Naomi Kawase


Naomi Kawase was born in 1969, and studied photography at the University of Visual Art at Osaka, when she started making experimental shorts and docs, often about her family life. She usually writes and directs her films including her debut MOE NO SUZAKO 1997, for which she won the Camera d’Or at Cannes, where she is a regular guest. THE MOURNING FOREST won the Jury Grand Prize 2007. In 2013, she was a member of the Jury herself. His most recent release was SWEET BEAN (2015).