The night I swam
France – Japan | 2017 | DCP | Color | 79 min | Damien Manivel, Kohei Igarashi
Director: Damien Manivel, Kohei Igarashi
Script: Damien Manivel, Kohei Igarashi
Cinematography: Wataru Takahashi
Sound: Jérôme Petit, Simon Apostolou
Music: Jérôme Petit
Edition: William Laboury
Cast: Kogawa Takara, Kogawa Keiki, Kogawa Takashi, Kogawa Chisato
Snow covered mountains in Japan. Every night, a fisherman makes his way to the market in town. His 6 year old son is awoken by his departure and finds it impossible to fall back to sleep. In the sleeping household, the young boy draws a picture he then slips into his satchel. On his way to school, still drowsy, he strays off the path and wanders into the snow…
Damien Manivelhas made several reknown shorts including The Lady with the Dog (Jean Vigo Prize) and A Sunday Morning (Cannes Critics Week Award). A Young Poet, his first feature film, received the Special Mention at Locarno Film Festival. His second feature film The Park premiered at Cannes festival in 2016.
After graduating in cinema, Kohei Igarashi directed his first feature film, Voice of Rain That Comes at Night, in 2008 which received the Critic’s Award at Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival. He went on with his studies at Tokyo University of Arts, where he made Hold Your Breath Like a Lover as his final year student film, which was selected in competition at Locarno Film Festival in 2014.
Mostra Internazional D’Arte Cinematografica, BIENNALE
San Sebastian Festival