Haruhara-san’s Recorder

Kyoshi Sugita

Japan 120 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Starting to work part-time at a cafe after quitting the job as a curator at an art museum, Sachi has moved to an apartment room where a regular at the cafe recommended. The whole renewal of her job and address is for overcoming the incident that her partner, Yuki, lost her life by suicide when they were living together. Yet, while Yuki can never be seen again, her image remains in Sachi’s mind and the illusion still appears in front of her eyes. Gradually, Sachi chooses to live her own life, being watched over by her uncle and aunt who have been taking care of her from the young ages, friends, former colleague, cafe manager, and others.


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Kyoshi Sugita

After graduating at the Rikkyo University, he worked as an assistant director for films directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Nobuhiro Suwa, among others. Sugita has established his own style to illustrate the incidents and each character’s minds with eyes and subtle body movements by limiting explanations in dialogues or narrations as much as possible. This film is his third feature.

Filmography: Haruhara-San's Recorder (2021, D'A 2022), Listen to Light (2017), A Song I Remember (2011)

Kyoshi Sugita

Film information

Original Title: Haruharasan no uta
Director: Kyoshi Sugita
Script: Kyoshi Sugita
Contact: Kyoshi Sugita
With: Chika Araki, Minako Niibe, Takenori Kaneko, Saho Ito, Mizuho Nojima, Keisuke Hidaka
Country: Japan
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 120 min
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2022


Grand Prix - Best International Film
Audience Award


Haruhara-san’s Recorder