• Japanese Cinema Splash
Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops
Director: Daigo Matsui
  • Youth Drama
World Premiere
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Schedule & Ticket
10/29 21:05- (74min)
  • Q&A
  • Greetings from the stage
Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Daigo Matsui(Director), Kokoro Morita(Actress), Reiko Tanaka(Actress), Guama(Actress)
Q&A: Daigo Matsui(Director), Kotaro Abe (Producer)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
11/01 10:50- (74min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Daigo Matsui(Director), Taketo Tanaka(Actor), Yuzu Aoki(Actor), Jotaro Tozuka(Actor), Kotaro Abe(Producer)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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In 2017, a stage performance is scheduled in a small town. The young actors are to present British playwright Simon Stephens’ “Morning” for the first time in Japan. The savage play has been attracting attention in the theater world for its story of a violent act by two best friends. The performance is suddenly cancelled, but one actress suggests they continue rehearsing. For a month, the young actors struggle between reality and fiction, as well as between film and the stage, and their story is captured in a single 74-minute shot. The music is played live in the film by rap group MOROHA, in this latest film by Daigo Matsui of Japanese Girls Never Die.
Director Daigo Matsui

Born in Fukuoka in 1985, Matsui leads the theater group "Gojigen". He made his debut as a film director with Afro Tanaka in 2012, and his Wonderful World End (2015) was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. Our Huff and Puff Journey (2015) was a prizewinner at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, and Japanese Girls Never Die (2016) was screened at the 29th TIFF and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Staff Director/Screenplay/Editor : Daigo Matsui
Music : MOROHA
Producer : Ryo YukizaneProducer : Kotaro Abe
Producer : Takeshi Hayashi
Cinematographer : Hiroki Shioya
Cast Kokoro Morita
Reiko Tanaka
Taketo Tanaka
Yuzu Aoki
Jotaro Tozuka
Kazumasa Kadoi
Mimori Wakasugi
74min. Color Japanese | 2017 Japan | Distributor in Japan: SPOTTED PRODUCTIONS, INC
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