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Time Within Memory
(Seigen-ki)

by Toichiro NARUSHIMA

As he left the country thirty years ago, Minoru only has vague memories of his mother who died at a very young age on the island of Okinoerabu, in Japan’s extreme south. He goes there looking for memories. He meets an old man who was once very much in love with his mother. He can still hear the music he played the day he proposed to the young woman, upon which she strongly rejected him. Minoru suddenly remembers those days: how beautiful and young his mother was! He then remembers his childhood with her: their arrivai on the island, their harsh life in poverty and sickness, their peaceful happiness and the affection of the villagers in the mild climate of the island. Finally, he remembers that winter day when his mother took him to the coral reef so that they played in the waves and the fishing party when she drowned. Minoru stands by his mother’s tomb. He takes her ashes in his hands and carresses them, as if to catch up with everything that time and memory erase.

  • Titre français
    Le Temps de la mémoire
  • Original title
    Seigen-ki
  • Titre international
    Time Within Memory
  • Scénario
    Yumie HIRAIWA, d'apèrs l'oeuvre originale de Jiro ISSIKI
  • Photo
    Toichiro NARUSHIMA
  • Musique
    Toru TAKEMITSU
  • Interprétation
    Takahiro TAMURA, Atsuko KAKU, Hisano YAMAOKA, Rokuhiro TOURA
  • Production
    Seigenki Production
  • Ventes internationales
    contact copie : Fondation du Japon
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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