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Feature film adaptation of the script penned by director Nobuhiko Obayashi prior to his 1977 debut film HOUSE. Culminates his "wartime trilogy" together with Casting Blossoms to the Sky and Seven Weeks.


Spring 1941. Toshihiko (Shunsuke Kubozuka) shows up at the home of his aunt (Takako Tokiwa) in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture. He entertains a crush on his tubercular cousin Mina (Honoka Yahagi) while reveling in “depraved” adolescence with the girls and indulging in bravery-testing escapades with his school buddies. Meanwhile, the Pacific War erupts.

Director: Nobuhiko OBAYASHI
Cast: Shunsuke KUBOZUKA (窪塚俊介), Honoka YAHAGI (矢作穂香), Takako TOKIWA (常盤貴子)
Japanese title: 花筐/HANAGATAMI
Japanese Theatrical Release: December 16, 2017

Film Festivals
- Asia Focus - Fukuoka International Film Festival (2017)
- Tokyo International Film Festival (2017)
- International Film Festival of Rotterdam (2018)
- Helsinki Cine Aasia (2018)
- Beijing International Film Festival (2018)
- Nippon Connection (2018)
- Toronto Japanese Film Festival (2018)
- Shanghai International Film Festival (2018)
- Taipei Film Festival (2018)
- Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (2018)
- Fantasia Film Festival (2018)
- Japan Cuts! (2018)
- /slash film festival (2018)
- Japonismes 2018 (Screening in 2019)
- The Boston Festival of Films from Japan (2019)
- KURJA POLT film festival (2019)
- GINMAKU Japanese Film Festival (2019)
- INLANDIMENSIONS International Interdisciplinary Arts Festival (2019)
- Tokyo International Film Festival (2019)