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09:59 - 10th August 2012, by David West

August In The Water at the Embassy Of Japan

The free movie series at the Embassy Of Japan in London returns on Wednesday 22 August 2012 with a screening of August In The Water by Sogo Ishii.

One summer there is both a drought and the spread of a mysterious illness. On her big day, Izumi, a champion high diver, makes a mistake on her last dive and sinks to the bottom of the pool.

Hovering for a time between life and death, she makes a miraculous recovery, but has somehow changed. "Everything looks new," she says and sets off for Mount Miko, the local water source, where she finds a mysterious stone that perfectly matches the design Izumi had once absent-mindedly sketched.

This fantasy film provides a curious mix of Japanese animism, New Age spirituality, and science fiction that in the end centers on how a teen-age girl comes to understand her place in the universe.

As usual, the screening is free to attend but you must reserve your place in advance. Click here for details on how to book a spot.

Doors open at 6.00PM and the movie starts at 6.30PM.

The Embassy of Japan is located at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Sogo Ishii's latest film, Isn't Anyone Alive? has been picked up for a UK release by Third Window Films, and this is a great chance to discover his work.

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