Casting Blossoms to the Sky

de Nobuhiko Ôbayashi


Reiko is a journalist who travels to Nagaoka to report on the victims of the Tohoku earthquake. She will also run into her ex-boyfriend Kenichi, who hopes to convince her to star in a play based on the bombing the city underwent during the Second World War. Through his magnificent and unmistakable signature, Ôbayashi reflects on Japan’s historical wounds.


Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Onomichi, Hiroshima, 1938. Trained in experimental cinema and advertising, he debuted in feature length with the cult film House (77). A visionary master of Japanese cinema, his filmography also includes The Girl Who Leap Through Time (83) or Sada (98).

Technical information

Edition: 2013
Section: Noves Visions - Experimenta
Original language: Japanese