A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2010)



Directer:Nobuhiro Yamashita   Producer:Hiroyuki Negishi, Shinji Ogawa  Story:Fusako Kuramochi (comic)   Writter:Aya Watanabe   Music:Rei Harakami  

Cinematography:Ryûto Kondô   Editor:Ryuji Miyajima   Running time:121 min   Country:Japan  Language:Japanese  Genre:Drama   Subtitle: English/
Kaho ... Soyo Migita, Masaki Okada ... Hiromi Osawa, Erisa Yanagi ... Ibuki Taura,
Shôko Fujimura ... Atsuko Yamabe, Yui Natsukawa ... Itoko Migita, Kôichi Satô ... Father




ҧ:6 wins

Hochi Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2007 Won Hochi Film Award Best Director
Nobuhiro Yamashita
Also for The Matsugane Potshot Affair (2006).
Best New Talent
Mainichi Film Concours
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Won Mainichi Film Concours Best Music Score
Rei Harakami
Best Screenplay
Aya Watanabe
2nd place Mainichi Film Concours Best Film
Yokohama Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Won Festival Prize Best New Talent

Eighth-grader Soyo lives in a very small rural village of Japan where the primary and middle school share a building for all of 6 students. They spend a happy childhood together playing around the village. Osawa, a boy from Tokyo, transfers to this school. Soyo and Osawa exchange their first kiss through a small incident and naturally become a couple. Adults have their problems but for children, the festival in summer, hair styles, and the ghost tale about a woman who died on the beach are far more important. There is no glamour but the time of purity passes never to be forgotten. After his previous film The Matsugane Potshot Affair, Nobuhiro Yamashita comes back with a peaceful and warm film.

Based on the comics by Kuramochi Husako, the film captures the pure sentiment of children and their maturity that cannot be seen in the city. Beautifully shot summer days deliver its heat to viewers while the director induces sympathy naturally. The film is a must see for audiences who are nostalgic of innocent love and crisp shiny summer days. (KWON Young-min)




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