THE TOWN OF WHALES

KUJIRA NO MACHI

By Keiko TSURUOKA

PFF- PIA FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2012

A vibrant portrayal of the conflicting, wavering emotions of three high school friends.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2012
New currents
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2013
Forum
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Int'l Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Keiko TSURUOKA
    • Writer(s)
    • Keiko TSURUOKA
    • Synopsis
    • Why did the whale that adapted to life on land return to the sea, choosing to take on an ordeal by heading to a new world? Machi is a high school student who continues to think about her older brother who disappeared 6 years ago. She is best friends with her classmates Asahiko and Hotaru, and they plan a short trip to Tokyo during their final high school summer vacation. They find out that Machi's brother is in Tokyo, and board a train with a scant clue and anticipation in their hearts.
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