Maboroshi no hikari

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Yumiko is a young woman from Osako, whose life is defined by the death of her loved ones. She lost her grandmother at the age of twelve, and her husband Ikuo, who is the reincarnation of her grandmother to her, commits suicide some months after the birth of their child. Once more Yumiko loses a person she had really loved. Five years later she marries Tamio, a man who lives by the sea together with his eight-year-old daughter from his first marriage. Her pain has ceased until the day she returns to her place of birth and gets caught up by her memories.

Festivals & awards

Bester Erstling Venedig 1995; Golden Award Chicago; First Award Vancouver; Prix Sadoul 1995; Prix de l'Age d'Or CinĂ©decouvertes 1996; Akutagawa-Award fĂŒr Teru Miyamoto
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Credits

Original Title
Maboroshi no hikari
Title
Maboroshi no hikari
Directed by
Hirokazu KORE-EDA
Country
Japan
Year
1995
Screenplay
Yoshihisha Ogita
Film Editing
Tomoyo Oshima
Soundtrack
Chen Ming-Chang
Cinematography
Masao Nakabori, Fumio Maruyama
Production
Naoe Gozu, TV Man Union, Tokyo
Formats
35mm, DVD, Blu-ray, DCP
Runtime
108 min.
Language
Japanisch/d/f
Cast
Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naito, Tadanobu Asano, Goki Kashiyama, Naomi Watanabe, Midori Kiuchi, Akira Emoto, Mutsuko Sakura

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"Ich hatte das GlĂŒck, Mabaroshi zu entdecken. Die unglaubliche Einfachheit des Films tauchte mich in eine Flut von Emotionen, liess mich das Leben und Schickal einer jungen Unbekannten tei len, einer mir fernen und doch so nahen Frau Ergriffen vom ruhigen, friedvollen Fluss der Geschichte, wurde ich von grosser Dankbarkeit erfĂŒllt. Der Film gab mir diese besondere intime Vertrautheit zurĂŒck, jene geheimnisvolle IdentitĂ€t, welche nur in Japan ihren Ausdruck findet."
Jeanne Moreau