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by Christian Merlhiot


Kentaro left his home town only a short while ago. He's settled in a village near Kyoto and works in a dye workshop. He carries out little chores for the village inhabitants and helps farmers to harvest their crops. As encounters and odd jobs go by, he discovers new ways of living and wonders about his role in this community where time flows in a different way. One sunny fall day, he sets out with Yukiko, an elderly, playful and quiet woman, for a walk in the forest...

original title: Slow Life
country: France, Japan
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Merlhiot
film run: 72'
release date: FR 17/04/2013
screenplay: Christian Merlhiot
cast: Satô Kentarou, Yukiko Ito, Tomohiko Kyogoku, Satoshi Matsumoto, Juichi Ueda, Yukari Orimo
cinematography by: Christian Merlhiot
film editing: Christian Merlhiot
music: Bertrand Gauguet
production: Atelier d'Ivry, Oharayama Inc.
distributor: Pointligneplan