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31 Ratings

The Light Shines Only There

Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku

Directed by Mipo O
Japan, 2014
Drama, Romance


In a Japanese port town, a traumatized man—spends his days drifting aimlessly and his nights drinking himself to oblivion—falls in love with his best friend’s sister.

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The Light Shines Only There Directed by Mipo O

Awards & Festivals

Montréal World Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Director

Asian Film Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Film

Kinema Junpo Awards

2015 | 4 wins including: Best Director

2014 | 4 wins including: Best Film

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2015 | Nominee: Best Actress

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