TENNEN KOKEKKO (A Gentle Breeze in the Village)
In the isolated and mountainous countryside of Japan, Soyo (Kaho) attends a village school where she is the oldest of only six pupils, all in the same class though of different ages, creating a little family. The story is told from the perspective of the just-about-adolescent Soyo, whose dreamlike, innocent world (nevertheless with its bitter moments) is changed by the arrival of a city boy (Okada Masaki) and her imminent move to high school in frenetic Tokyo.
Running Time: 121 mins | Language: Japanese dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Yamashita Nobuhiro | Country: Japan | DIFF Section: The Cinema of Asia