Dream of Illumination

Monday, April 8, 5:30 PM

Dream of Illumination
Director: Thunder Sawada
Narrative, Japan, 91 min.

Noboru Ueda, a divorced real-estate agent, lives in the small town of Rokujou with his daughter Nana, a high school senior. Known for facilitating the purchase of low-value land by foreign buyers for development, Ueda is despised by the town’s dwindling population of farmers and locals who are stuck in debt. After completing a big sale, Ueda tries to convince Nana to move to Tokyo with him after her graduation. However, Nana, who constantly had to move because of her father’s job, has developed romantic feelings for a classmate and decides she wants to stay in the small town.

Posted in Competition 2019