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6 Ratings


Kira kira hikaru

Directed by Joji Matsuoka
Japan, 1992


Mitsuki Kishida and Shoko are in a marriage of convenience. Their arranged marriage was largely to satisfy their parental wishes and the general Japanese society at large. Mitsuki is a well respected doctor, while Shoko does translation work. What most people don’t know is that Mitsuki is gay.

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Awards & Festivals

Chicago International Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Best Feature (Gold Hugo)

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1993 | Winner: Newcomer of the Year

What are people saying?

  • MyAmanda's rating of the film Twinkle

    Could've been a great movie if only Joji would've worked on it a little bit more; given some scenes a bigger sense of purpose and take away some scenes. Hiroko's character feels solid but the others can be a little flat at times. The established relationship between Mitsuki and Kon is barely there in majority of the scenes, not even in a subtile way.

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