At the Cannes Film Festival last year, our Nikola Grozdanovic called Naomi Kawase‘s “Still The Water” “an enthralling coming of age story,” and one that he thought might walk away from the Croisette with some kind of prize to put on the mantel. That didn’t happen, but the picture is still one to keep an eye on as this lovely new trailer reveals.
Starring Nijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsuda, and Tetta Sugimoto, the story kicks off when a teenager finds a dead body floating in the sea. Here’s the official synopsis:
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On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, 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.
It looks like one with plenty of heart, and U.K. audiences will be able to see “Still The Water” when it opens on July 3rd. No U.S. distribution for the movie just yet.