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Shimako and Shodo Island

Shimako lives with her father, Toru. However, Toru suddenly said he would get remarried with a famous actress, Miki Naruse. As Miki suggested, three of them planned to go to Shōdo Island, but Toru could not make it at the last minute. During the trip, Shimako discourages Miki to get remarriaged with Toru...

  • Shiho Kozai
  • Shiho Kozai
  • Ryo Kawabata
  • Madoka Yoshida
    Key Cast
    "Shimako Usami"
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Nature
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,800 USD
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  • Language:
    Chinese, English, Japanese
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  • Student Project:
  • Ozu Yasujiro Tateshina Kogen Film Festival
    December 23, 2017
    Tohoku JAPAN Premier
  • Chita Hanto Film Festival
    October 1, 2017
    Second Class Grand Prix
Director Biography - Shiho Kozai

Born in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. When she was at junior high school, she debuted as a professional manga artist. Although she always dreamed of becoming a newspaper reporter or a newscaster, she eventually became a banker, meanwhile she was a troupe. At the bank, she has edited newsletters and created PR-related materials, winning numerous awards with her works at national level. At the age of 29, she began writing screenplays and film making. Her first film "Stray Cat Girl" shot in 2012 broke the record for audience numbers in independent theaters in the prefecture. In 2016, “Japanese Bonsai Exercise” was screened at Japan Expo in Paris, France. She continues to produce movies, documentaries and music videos while working at a bank.

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Director Statement

I usually live in rural areas and work as a banker.I am going to Tokyo on weekends and doing video work. In that life, I noticed. My boundary disappears only when I go to Shodoshima Island.If you see this movie, and you feel it, I am glad.