Director: Daisuke MIYAZAKI
Cast: Hanae KAN / Nina ENDO / Reiko KATAOKA / Haruka UCHIMURA / Masayuki SHIONOYA

Genre: Family / Cultural Difference / Drama
[2016 / Color / HD / Stereo / 119 min. / Japanese with English subtitles]

[Festival Records]
Official Selection - The 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Official Selection - The 16th Transilvania International Film Festival
Official Selection - The 45th Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
Official Selection - The 41st Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Official Selection - The 27th Singapore International Film Festival
Official Selection - The 38th Durban International Film Festival
Official Selection - The 8th Cambodia International Film Festival
Official Selection - The 12th Osaka Asian Film Festival
Official Selection - The 10th Amsterdam CINEMASIA Film Festival
Official Selection - The 11th Asian Pacific Screen Awards
Official Selection - The 12th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival
Official Selection - The 11th Five Flavours Film Festival
Official Selection - The 5th Berlin Asian Film Festival
Official Selection - The 10th Hong Kong Independent Film Festival
Official Selection - The 17th South Taiwan Film Festival
Official Selection - The 17th Frankfurt Nippon Connection Film Festival
Official Selection - The 11th New York Japan Cuts Film Festival
Official Selection - The 19th Japan-Filmfest Hamburg
Official Selection - Macau Han-Lan Cinema 2016
 
[Synopsis]

Sakura is a moody teenage girl living close to the US military base in the city of Yamato, a town north of Tokyo. She wants to become a musician like the American rappers she admires, but is held back by stage-fright when faced with performing in front of a live audience.

Then she meets Rei, the half-Japanese half-American daughter of her mother’ s American soldier boyfriend. Rei has flown from California to visit for the summer. Sakura dislikes her immediately, but Rei’ s familiarity with American Hip Hop becomes a bridge between the two girls as they spend an unforgettable time together exploring, arguing over and bonding through the mix of Japanese and American culture in the unique landscape of Yamato.

Though their adventures and quarrels may lead Sakura into danger, they may also let her face her fears and participate in the city’s music competition.

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