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Coming Back Sunny     2020/15min

A parallel love story that depicts the "Fate" delicately and shockingly.

A girl understands "COLOR" for the first time in forever, and fall in love for the first time in forever. 

This film is the way she pursues Romeo for herself.

おかえり、カー子
おかえり、カー子
米山穂香

​SYNOPSIS

Shiori Sotomura (17) cannot distinguish between red and green color due to her congenital achromatopsia. Both appear a little light brown and are difficult to identify. Everything looks brown in her eyes. With the frustration of not being able to feel the same color as normal person, she became unconsciously cynical about her high school life.

Shiori and her best friend Yumi Koto (17) goes to the downtown area. They’ve been invited to a karaoke party held by their classmate. Shiori is not good at places with many people. Busy streets of the downtown is depressing. A city with a lot of colors, red and green…. it always makes her unwell.

Yumi then picks up something, a faded petal. It was actually a bleached petal. Fascinated with the rare petal, Yumi takes a single photo. In that split second, the petal blinked and blight “red” jumped into Shiori’s eyes.

What happened? Why did it shine into red for a moment?
Shiori pursues for more petals as if she is pulled by fate or the emotion "love". Countless bleached petals scattered on the ground and rivers pulsate with red, just like a heartbeat. While puzzled, shiori runs, chases the petals.


Shiori then discovers her “real red”.

Is "real red" really "real fate" for Shiori?

This is a parallel love story that depicts the theme delicately and shockingly.

Director's Statement

I wanted to depict "Fate" in this film "Coming Back Sunny" and made it from the original script. Is "love" a "fate"? Does "fate" even exist in the first place? With the characters living in modern-day Japan in 2019, I wanted to create a story that could become a new masterpiece ever since “Romeo and Juliet”.

In order to achieve such goal, I took a method of using “color” to visualize the very moment a person encounter with “love”. The main character, Shiori, is a high school girl with color blindness, and I made her to be the character who recognizes “color” by feeling “love”. This is a film depicted with vivid colors and modern music so that all audiences can experience her delicate feeling which she discovers for the first time.

 

I have always made films believing that the movies are “the key to presenting life”,

and I have the same belief to this film as well. “Coming Back Sunny” is definitely one of my best work.

小島梨里杏
吉崎綾
若菜元貴

​CAST

Riria Kojima

Honoka Yoneyama

Genki Wakana
Aya Yoshizaki

Genta Mizoguchi

Takashiro Yumoto   

Takuya Kinoshita

Ria Yohana             

Tetta

Satoshi Ueno   

Yusuke Sano   
Manaka Nomoto        

Yuki Masaga 

Banboo

STAFF

Director / Noriko Yuasa
Producer Paloma promotion LLC. / Naoya Watanabe
Sales / World rights holder Paloma promotion LLC. / Naoya Watanabe
Distributor NL / Benelux rights holder N/A
Contact publicity Paloma promotion LLC. / Naoya Watanabe
Print source Paloma promotion LLC. / Naoya Watanabe


Screenplay / Takato Nishi,Noriko Yuasa 

Record Producer / Keiko Hikoda / Music Cojok

Sound designer / Koji Endo
Cinematography / Yamato Kamei

Gaffer / Mitsuru Ogawa

Sound Mixer / Yusuke Mogi
Editing / Shinji Kawamura

English Subtitles by / Hirotaka Renge

 

Make up/Costume Design Junko Hirabayashi

Costume Design / Yasuha Amano
Production design in cooperation with / Yuuichirou Endo

Painting Design in cooperation with / Tomomi Furusato

KAWAGOE Location charge / Toyotaka Komatsu
Assistant Producer / Hiroki Yanai

Making / Ryuzo Saeki
Photographer /  Leo Ohyanagi

Associate Producer / MIKA SHIMOEDA​

Articles

Film Festival​

Firenze Film Corti International Film Festival 2020

/ elected to a finalist, has arrived in the competition section -Screening at online, Novemver 11st, 2020

Around International Film Festival Paris 2020

/ elected to a finalist, has arrived in the competition section -Screening at online

/ Audience Award Winner

NEW YORK JAPAN CINEFEST 2020

/ elected official section-Screening at online, Novemver 20-22st, 2020

Dhaka International Film Festival 2020

/ elected to a finalist, has arrived in the Women Filmmakers Section/competition -Screening in Janualy 16-24th

Toronto Multicultural Film Festival

/ elected official section-Screening at online, September 23st, 2021

JSFF - Japanese Serbian Film Festival

/ elected official section-Screening at JUGOSLOVENSKA KINOTEKA, November 14st, 2021

Cinemaking International Film Festival

/ elected official section-Screening at Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 3-6th, 2022

/ Short Film Asian Section -Best Short Winner

5th INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FILM FESTIVAL 2022@INDIA , January 1-5

/ elected official section-Screening at online, January 1-5th, 2022

Theatrical release

​Okaeri Kako *As one of the omnibus movies

JAPAN/Ikebukuro HUMAX CINEMAS -Screening in August 24th- Septenber 13th, 2019

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