Two Films From Yui Kiyohara: Remembering Every Night (2023) & Our House (2017)
Director: Yui Kiyohara Run Time: 196 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Ai Mikami, Guama Uchida, Kumi Hyodo, Minami Oba, Tadashi Okuno
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Experience two award-winning films from a distinctive rising voice in Japanese cinema.
About the films:
Yui Kiyohara’s newest feature Remembering Every Night (2023) premiered at the 2023 Berlinale Forum.
A story of three women of different generations, weaved in the “Tama New Town” suburbs of Tokyo, opened in 1971 as the country’s largest-ever residential housing project. The story follows unemployed 44-year-old Chizu, 33-year-old gas company meter inspector Sanae, and 22-year-old university student Natsu, as they cross paths in the placid suburb. As the three women delicately mine their pasts and ponder the nature of memory itself, connections and inspiration emerge in the spaces of their shared community.
“Understated yet powerful… an ethereal experience that shouldn’t be missed. It reminds viewers that cinema is a visual art first and foremost… Yui Kiyohara is a filmmaker to watch.”
—Sumner Forbes, Film Threat
Kiyohara’s debut feature Our House (2017) premiered at the 2018 Berlinale Forum.
There are two worlds in this house. One where a mother and daughter reside, and another where two women reside. The two worlds begin to cross, gradually disrupting the lives of those involved. What will happen when everything connects?
“Boasting a delicate screenplay, discreet performances and an audacious ending… Our House signals a promising auteur in the making”
—Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter
Cast members include Nodoka Kawanishi, Yukiko Yasuno, Mariwo Osawa, Mei Fujiwara, Masanori Kikuzawa
About the filmmaker:
Yui Kiyohara was born in Tokyo in 1992. She completed a master’s program in Directing at the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. Her graduation project and debut feature Our House (2017) won the Grand Prize at the Pia Film Festival in 2017 and internationally premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in the Forum section. It went to the 18th Curitiba International Film Festival and won the Grand prix. It also won the best director of the 2018 Asian New Talent Award in Shanghai. Her second feature Remembering Every Night (2023) premiered in the 2023 Berlinale Forum and the 52nd edition of New Directors/New Films.See our upcoming films