Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024
Before anyone else | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

All the Songs We Never Sang


When 17-year-old Natsumi departs Tokyo for the sun-kissed tiny island her mother fled, it is with the intention of reconnecting with her mother’s twin sister, Reiko. The two were ama-san (traditional pearl divers) of such note that they earned the moniker of “mermaids.” However, Natsumi turning up on her aunt’s doorstep unannounced unleashes a tidal wave of resentment from Reiko as bitter memories are dredged up. Still, Natsumi is undeterred and dives into the local culture with the aim of healing family wounds while also getting herself out of some trouble. A slickly-made and warm-hearted family drama buoyed up by ama culture and 80s City Pop ensues. [Jason MAHER]


March 6, 10:00
Cine Libre Umeda Cinema 4

March 10, 15:20
T-Joy Umeda Screen 7

Director: Chris RUDZ

NAGASE Miru (永瀬未留)
KANO Junko (家納ジュンコ)
KAWANO Tatsuro (河野達郎)
KAI Sandy (サンディー海)
Pierre TAKI (ピエール瀧)

2023 | Japan | 115 min. | Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English

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