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CHIGASAKI STORY

A film by Takuya Misawa

Japan 2014 | 99 mins

Comedy–Drama | Japanese

Takuya Misawa's debut feature pays tribute to Yasujiro Ozu with an intricate comic-drama set in a Japanese coastal resort. Chigasaki Story revolves around a series of budding and long-buried romances among guests staying at the same guesthouse where Ozu conceived two of his greatest works, Tokyo Story and Late Spring.

"Chigasaki’s subtle visual charms come alongside generous smatterings of hilarious comedy revolving around suppressed, misplaced and awkwardly expressed yearning, as Misawa interweaves his understated directorial style with imploding relationship dramas"                                                   

 

 — Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter