Every Day a Good Day
(NICHINICHI KORE KÔJITSU)
Director: Omori Tatsushi
Script: Omori Tatsushi
Cinematographer: Maki Kenji
Music: Sebu Hiroko
Cast: Kim Mir, Kuroki Haru, Kirin Kiki, Tabe Mikako, Tsuruta Mayu, Tsurumi Shingo, Takizawa Megumi, Kawamura Saya
Prod: Yoshimura Tomomi, Kanai Ryuji, Kondo Takahiko
Art House Films
44, rue de Montcalm
Tel.: 0033 1 73 54 31 18
DCP, Color, 100 min,
OV Japanese with French Subtitles
Busan Film Festival 2018. Awarded at Ljubljana Film Festival 2019
Noriko and Michiko have just finished their studies. While trying to decide what to do with their lives, both girls are encouraged by their parents to take up the ancestral art of the tea ceremony. In a traditional little house in Yokohama, Noriko, reticent at first, lets herself be guided, little by little, by the gestures of her demanding teacher, Madame Takeda. Through this rituel, she learns to savour the present moment, and becomes aware of precious time going by, in rhythm with the seasons. Michiko, on the other hand, has decided to follow a completely different path.
It is in this very beautiful, poetic film that Kirin Kiki acts for the last time.