Amanogawa - The One I've Longed
Heart Full Drama • 103 min あまのがわ
Shiori is a High School girl, born in Tokyo, is also not good at arguing herself. Her mother, Satomi is a researcher of artificial intelligence and has little time to spend with Shiori. Yet, Satomi, an education-obsessed mother, forces Shiori to study to get a job in the future. Since Shiori gets tired of this and also lost a friend, she stops going to school. And, she has chance to visit a southern island to see her beloved grandma, who taught Shiori playing Japanese drum.
At the island, she finds a robot which is remotely controlled by a young man who became paralyzed by a traffic accident. Communicating with the robot, Shiori finds her way to live again.
Director Biography - Shun Coney
His films have won awards at more than 35 festivals including the Short Shorts Film Festival for two years in a row, as well as two prizes in a year at the Yamagata International Movie Festival. His first feature film No Voice, with the theme ‘No life to be abandoned’ displays the euthanization of cats and dogs at pet shelters. It continues to be shown in cinemas five years after its release.
Director: Shun Coney
Cast: Momoko Fukuchi, Aya Sugimoto, Tomoko Ikuta, Kumi Mizuno
Dir. Shun Coney & OriHime Q&A
USA premiere screening
JFFLA2019 Invited Selection
In Japanese with English subtitle