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BACKWATER

Tomogui

Directed by Shinji Aoyama
Japan, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

1988. Toma, seventeen, lives in a town by a river with his father, who is engaged in some shady dealings, and his father’s mistress, Kotoko. He sometimes visits his mother, Jinko, who runs a fish shop.

Synopsis

1988. Toma, seventeen, lives in a town by a river with his father, who is engaged in some shady dealings, and his father’s mistress, Kotoko. He sometimes visits his mother, Jinko, who runs a fish shop.

BackwaterDirected byShinji Aoyama

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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2013 | Winner: Best Director (Swiss Critics Boccalino Award)
Asian Film Awards
2014 | Nominee: Best Newcomer
Kinema Junpo Awards
2014 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actress
2014 | Nominee: Best Film

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