Umi wo kakeru

Year: 2018
Country: Japan
Director: Kôji Fukada
Cast: Dean Fujioka, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga, Junko Abe
Genre: drama, science fiction/fantasy
Runtime: 107 min.
Age: 16+
Drama addressing the themes of humanity and nature through Indonesia's beautiful ocean and the friendships among youths whose origins transcend nationality and religion. Japan, France and Indonesia co-production. Directed by Fukada Koji, who won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with Harmonium at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
A mysterious man (Dean Fujioka) is found collapsed along the seaside at Banda Aceh. Takako (Tsuruta Mayu) and her son Takashi (Taiga), who are working on disaster recovery projects, decide to call this unidentified man "Laut" and take him in.

Awards & Festivals:

Busan International Film Festival – participation
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival – participation