Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024
A Journey in Spring | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Swimming in a Sand Pool


It is summer vacation but high schoolers Kokoro and Miku have been instructed by their PE teacher, Yamamoto, to clean the swimming pool. The pool has been drained of water and it is covered with sand from the baseball team’s field next door. Thus, under the blazing sun, they are meant to sweep the sand but distractions abound as Chizuru and Yui join them and stray in their path. Together, they initially discuss school life, love and makeup but it isn’t long before their worries begin to overflow and their thoughts intersect…

Swimming in a Sand Pool presents a coming-of-age drama laced with deadpan comedy that begins at the bottom of the pool. Its origins lie in an original work by the Tokushima City High School Drama Club making this the second film project based on a high school play following On the Edge of Their Seats (Dir: JOJO Hideo, OAFF2020). [Jason MAHER]


March 4, 21:00
Cine Libre Umeda Cinema 4

March 7, 10:30
ABC Hall

Director: YAMASHITA Nobuhiro [山下敦弘]

HAMAO Saki (濱尾咲綺)
NAKAYOSHI Reia (仲吉玲亜)
KIYOYA Mikuri (清田みくり)
HANAOKA Sumire (花岡すみれ)

2024 | Japan | 87min. | Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English

©︎Swimming in a Sand Pool Production Committee

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