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The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea

OGAWA Sara
Japan 2020 77min DCP color Fiction G International Premiere
Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
307 2021. 05. 01 10:00 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 1
HKEGON
901 2021. 05. 07 10:30 CINE Q Jeonju Film Street 2
HKEG
Overview

Hana is an 18-years-old girl who lives in a foster home. At the age of 18, she is about to leave the facility. Then, an 8-years-old girl, Harumi, enters the foster home. Identifying her past self with Harumi, some feelings she never had before well up in her heart.

Review

Due to the crime her mother committed, a high school girl Hana goes to live with a foster family. There, she meets and tries to take care of a young girl Harumi, who comes to foster home after being abused by her mother. With the trauma from abuse, Harumi finds it hard to adapt to the new environment but gradually opens her heart to Hana. The two girls become best friends. But Hana also suffers from her trauma with flashbacks of her mother. And what comforts her in such hard times are the goldfishes she has. One day, Harumi is sent back to her mother who got released. Having a feeling that Harumi will be abused again, Hana goes to find her.
The Goldfish: Dreaming of The Sea reminds us of the meaning of family by showing how the two vulnerable girls with horrifying experiences rely on each other to grow. It is the second film by Ogawa Sara, who began her career as an actor, after her debut film Beatopia (2017). The strong plots, the symbolization with the goldfish, and home-video-like scenes of the foster family's picnic and outing stand out. Also, Ogawa Miyu's charm, who plays the leading role, is hard to be missed. (CHUN Jinsu)

CREDIT
  • ScreenplayOGAWA Sara
  • ProducerKOIDE Daiju
  • CinematographyYAMAZAKI Yutaka
  • GafferYAMAZAKI Yutaka
  • Production DesignKIKUCHI Miyuki, ANDO Hidetoshi
  • MusicWATANABE Takashi
  • EditorOGAWA Sara
  • SoundSHIMAZU Mikisuke
CastOGAWA Miyu, HANADA Runa, SERIZAWA Tateto, FUKUZAKI Nayuta, YAMADA Kinuwo
FILM SOURCE
TOEI VIDEO COMPANY, LTD. / shu_fujioka@toei.co.jp
DIRECTOR
OGAWA Sara
Born in Tokyo, Japan. She made her debut as an actress and first starred in Innocent 15 (2016). As a filmmaker, all of her three independent short films are selected by film festivals and she gains acclaim as a director too. The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea is her first feature film.
Sponsor
Jeonju Office

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JEONJU Cine Complex

(54999) JEONJU Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea T. +82 (0)63 231 3377

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