Still the Water (2014)

Fiction Feature

2014 / Japan France Spain / 120 min

On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery.
Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

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Festival de Cannes Press Conference:

Award / Invitation

Festival de Cannes: Official Selection - In Competition

Best Feature Award, Vladivostok International Film Festival
Best Actress Award for Jun Yoshinaga, Sakhalin International Film Festival
Best Newcomer (Actress & Actor) for Jun Yoshinaga & Nijiro Murakami, Takasaki Film Festival
RWE Award (main award), Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival

Crews & Productions

Written & Directed by: Naomi Kawase
Cinematographer: Yutaka Yamazaki
Lighting Designer: Yasuhiro Ota
Sound Recordist: Shigetake Ao
Set Decorator Kenji Inoue
Editor: Tina Baz
Sound Design: Olivier Goinard, Roman Dymny
Sound Mixing: Olivier Goinard
Composer: Hasiken
Producer(s): Masa Sawada, Takehiko Aoki, Luis Miñarro, Olivier Père


Nijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Tetta Sugimoto, Miyuki Matsuda, Fujio Tokita

Coproduced by:
Commes des Cinema, Wowow, Arte France Cinema, Eddie Saeta, Asmik Ace, Kumie, Pony Canyon

World Sales: MK2