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Firefly Dreams

Ichiban utsukushî natsu

Directed by John Williams
Japan, 2001


Naomi (Maho Ukai), is a spoiled teenager from Nagoya whose parents send her off to the country for the summer to work at her aunt’s inn. After being asked to care for Mrs. Koide (Yoshie Minami), an aging relative with Alzheimer’s disease, Naomi developes an extraordinary friendship with the older.

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Firefly Dreams Directed by John Williams

Awards & Festivals

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2001 | Special Mention: Netpac Award

Cinemanila International Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Lino Brocka Award

Hawaii International Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Narrative Feature (Golden Maile Award)

Cinequest San Jose Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Best Dramatic Feature (Audience Favorite Choice Award)