Nagi’s Island

November 20, 2022
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N.A. Premiere. Produced by industry veteran Kumi Kobata, whose string of collaborations with Naoko Ogigami and Yuki Tanada include One Million Yen Girl (JC 2010), Toilet (JC 2011) and Rent-a-Cat (JC 2012), Nagi’s Island is set in the southern Yamaguchi Prefecture, where young Nagi (Chise Niitsu) lives a peaceful island life with her mother (Rosa Kato) and grandmother (Hana Kino), the local doctor. Nagi begins a particularly eventful summer vacation on the island during which she learns to reconcile her own traumas and estrangements while growing and helping others. With a quaint, joyful score by the sister-duo Kitri and the gorgeous backdrop of the Inland Sea, director Masahiko Nagasawa’s slice-of-life story is transportative and evocative of summer, childhood, and the bonds of family.

Dir. Masahiko Nagasawa, 2022, 107 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Chise Niitsu, Rosa Kato, Hana Kino.

Part of the ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond
November 11—20, 2022

Image: © 2022 “Nagi’s Island” Film Partners

ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond is Co-presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

Lead Sponsor

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Sunday, November 20, 2022
  • 1:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets