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SHORT NARRATIVE

Haruko got a letter. It was a welfare dependents inquiry about her father. She hadn't heard anything about him for 25 years from her parents' divorce. She decides to meet him. Haruko wavers among her family, seeing her father after 25 years.

Japanese with English subtitles.

From Asian Movie Pulse Review by Rouven Linnarz:

One of the most important aspects of the film is, therefore, the performances by the female-led cast of this short. Thanks to the well-written script, especially the scenes between Megumi and Mayako Asada as daughter and mother, establish the unique dynamics of that relationship, their daily routine and how they have defined their lives away from the potential damaging influence of their father/husband.

In the end, “Cloudy, Occasionally Sunny” is an enjoyable, touching dramatic short about family, as well as forgiveness and the plans we make for our lives. Sensitively written and performed, Motoyuki Itibashi has made a very impressive short film which will hopefully be the first step for a longer feature.

Director's Bio

Born in Tokyo in 1976, Tokyo. Freelance director. His first directed short movie "O Bento" was screened and awarded at Montreal World Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, SSFF & ASIA and so on, in 2016. A short movie "a LIVE" won Best Experimental at Montecatini International Short Film Festival in 2017.
Motoyuki Itabashi
Motoyuki Itabashi
Nakabayashi Chikako
2020
30 Minutes
Japan
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1/29/20 1:45pm at Cité des Arts
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