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Parks

Produced to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Inokashira Park in Tokyo, Parks tells the story of three young friends who discover a reel-to-reel tape containing a fragment of a love song written and recorded in the 1960s by Haru’s (Mei Nagano) father and Tokio’s (Shota Sometani) grandmother. Inspired by this hidden story from the past, they try to finish the song in time for the music festival celebrating the park’s centennial. “A very beautiful film, with extremely likeable characters, whose quirkiness, and the way they end up being friends, will definitely put a smile on its audience’s face.”—Panos Kotzathanasis, Asian Movie Pulse

Appears in: Japanese Currents

Genres: Drama, Comedy