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Year: 2017
Original Title: Hikari (Radiance)
Length: 101 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Studios: Kumie, Comme des cinémas
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Ranking: 7,372 out of 16,286 movies (up 3754)


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Directed and written by Naomi Kawase ('Still the Water', 'Sweet Bean'), the film was presented at the 70th Festival de Cannes, where it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Starring Ayame Misaki and Masatoshi Nagase. Misako Ozaki is dedicated to writing and narrates audiodescriptions of films for blind people. In one session, the young woman meets Masaya Nakamori, a professional photographer suffering from a degenerative disease that causes him to lose him sight until he is blind. He, who can no longer see with the certainty that he had, believes that Ozaki's work is not entirely authentic, taking away from the images the autonomy they have for words. Little by little, the relationship between Misako and Masaya will become more intimate, provoking in him an authentic swirl of emotions and sensations that will go beyond the visual. She will be have reminded of the beauty of the images through a careful selection of words. He wants to immortalize time, even when it plays against him.


Cast Radiance

Ayame Misaki

Ayame Misaki

Misako Ozaki

Masatoshi Nagase

Masatoshi Nagase

Masaya Nakamori