Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Have A Song On Your Lips (2015)

Have A Song On Your Lips (2015)
Kuchibiru ni uta wo (original title)
Directed by: Takahiro Miki
Screenplay by: Yukiko Mochiji and Yûichi Toyone
Based on novel by: Otsuichi
-Drama, Japan
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Starring:
Yui Aragaki as Yuri
Fumino Kimura as Haruko
Kenta Kiritani as Tetsuo
Yuri Tsunematsu as Nazuna
Shôta Shimoda as Satoru
Wakana Aoi as Chinatsu
Kyôka Shibata as Eri

My rating: 4.5


Per Japan Film Festival 2015:
This touching school drama unfolds around Yuri Kashiwagi, a former piano prodigy, who returns to her hometown to work as a temporary music teacher and supervise the chorus members at the local middle school. While practicing for the regional contest, chorus members get an assignment from Yuri to write a letter to themselves in 15 years. Facing their personal issues, Yuri and her students begin to find their own voices.

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My two-bits:
A bit sentimental but not too.

Got a dose of middle school and glee-like activities on a small island of Japan.

Loved the music bits - singing and piano pieces.

Outdoor scenes reminded me of The Sound of Music (movie) - just visually, which warms the heart.

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* part of the J-Pop Summit Film Festival 2015 in SF

* part of my Armchair Summer Travel (details) - check it out to enter Armchair Summer Travel Book Box Giveaway

* made me want to visit country: Goto Island, Japan

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