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The Naked Island

“once seen it is not easily forgotten” Village Voice

10 October 2017 31 October 2017

Japanese with Thai/English subtitles


The film depicts a small family, a husband and wife and two sons, struggling to get by on a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea, over the course of a year. They are the island's only occupants, and survive by farming. They must repeatedly carry the water for their plants and themselves in a row boat from a neighboring island. Director and scriptwriter Kaneto Shindo decided to make this film because he wanted to make a film without any dialogue. the film won the Grand Prix at the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival and was nominated for "Best Film from any Source" at the 16th British Academy Film Awards.

“once seen it is not easily forgotten” Village Voice

“Graceful goodbyes are said, then life moves on. The characters' urge for survival wins out, even if you're left shattered.” Time Out


About the film

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Country: Japan
Year: 1960
Duration: 96 mins

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