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778 Ratings

Café Lumière

Kôhî jikô

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Japan, 2003


In a distinctly contemporary Tokyo that looks backwards to the city’s disappearing past, Yoko is a writer investigating the life of a modernist composer of the 1930s. She is pregnant by a man she does not want to marry, and has found a kindred spirit in a used-bookstore owner who aids her research.

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Café Lumière Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival


Village Voice Film Poll

2004 | Winner: Best Undistributed Film

2005 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

BFI London Film Festival


Mar del Plata International Film Festival


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