Hippolyte Girardot, Nobuhiro Suwa

France, Japan 93 min Fiction


Nine-year-old Yuki finds out that her parents are separating. Yuki’s father is French, her mother Japanese. She’ll have to follow her mother to Japan and leave everything behind in Paris, starting with her best friend, Nina. Together, they come up with plans to reunite the parents. In the end, running away seems to be the only solution, and the forest their new destination.


Nobuhiro Suwa

He begins his cinematographic career with 2/Duo, awarded at the Rotterdam Festival; M/Other, FIPRESCI Award at Cannes; or H Story, selected in Un Certain Regard of the same festival. From here, a successful period of French production begins, which leads him to win the Special Jury Prize in Locarno with Un couple parfait and selections in the Directors’ Fortnight or San Sebastián with Yuki & Nina and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, respectively. He was object of a retrospective in the D’A 2018.

Filmography: El teléfono del viento (2020), El león duerme esta noche (2017, D’A 2018), Yuki & Nina (2009, D’A 2018), Un couple parfait (2005, D’A 2018), H Story (2001, D’A 2018), M/Other (1999, D’A 2018), 2/Duo (1997, D’A 2018)

Nobuhiro Suwa

Film information

Director: Hippolyte Girardot, Nobuhiro Suwa
Script: Hippolyte Girardot, Nobuhiro Suwa
Contact: Playtime
With: Noë Sampy, Arielle Moutel, Tsuyu Shimizu, Hippolythe Girardot, Marilyne Canto
Country: France, Japan
Year: 2009
Format: DCP
Length: 93 min
Language: French, Japanese
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2018