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Original Title: めがね Directed by: Naoko Ogigami Runtime: 107 mins Country: Japan Language: Japanese with English subtitles Rating: PG
MANFRED SALZGEBER AWARD Berlin International Film Festival 2008
SPECIAL MENTION: FIPRESCI PRIZE San Francisco International Film Festival 2008
Taeko, a middle-aged school teacher from the city, arrives at a small, obscure seaside inn in the south of Japan, seeking some time off from urban life. She is introduced to the distinctive community of the quaint island where life moves languidly and she embraces the lifestyle of “twilighting”. As she spends more time immersing herself into the new environment, Taeko slowly lets go of her inhibitions and blends in with the sensuous rhythms of island time. A gentle yet comedic work leisurely composed in picturesque shots, Megane is a transportive experience on the spiritual practice of being present.
The Seasons in the Sun programme will run from 19 June to 10 July 2021 at Oldham Theatre. See the full schedule here.
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