Voices in the Wind
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Voices in the Wind

classified PG S

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

Film

Wed 28 Feb 18:00

Director
Nobuhiro Suwa
Cast
Shoko Ikezu, Shinsuke Kato, Tomokazu Miura
Details
139 mins, Subtitled, 2020, Japan
Primary language
Japanese
"(Returning to Hiroshima) eight years later, you can’t see much of the (storm) damage, it has been rebuilt. But people’s feelings have not been fixed. Because you can’t see these on the surface, it is even more important that it is portrayed.” Nobuhiro Suwa

Inspired by real life events, Nobuhiro Suwa's Voices in the Wind features some of Japanese cinema’s finest, including Tomokazu Miura and Toshiyuki Nishida.

Eight years after the Great East Japan Earthquake that killed her family, 17-year-old Haru (Serena Motola) silently embarks on a 1,300 km solo hitchhiking journey to her hometown of Otsuchi, where her family died. Guided by an unseen force, will the journey help heal her pain?

Nobuhiro Suwa's Kaze no Denwa (Voices in the Wind) is his first film in Japan in 18 years, based on a real non-functioning phone in the coastal town of Otsuchi that allows people to "call" deceased loved ones and find closure.

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024, returns to Watershed with its biggest showcase ever, another exciting lineup showcasing the versatility and uniqueness of Japanese cinema. This year's theme is Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema.

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    35mm
    35mm presentation
    AD
    Audio Description
    BSL
    BSL interpretation
    Baby
    Baby screening
    Bite
    Cinébites meal deal
    CTBA
    Certificate to be announced
    D
    Dubbed
    DS
    Descriptive Subtitles
    Intro
    Introductory Talk
    MSD
    Masked and Socially Distanced screening
    PR Intro
    Pre-recorded Intro
    PR QA
    Pre-recorded Q&A
    PS
    Partially Subtitled
    QA
    Q&A Session
    R
    Recorded
    RS
    Relaxed Screening
    S
    Subtitled
    Times TBC
    To be confirmed
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