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YUME

YUME

LANGUAGES: Japanese | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama, coming-of-age
Running Time: 12:26
Year of production: 2017

SYNOPSIS

A young schoolgirl keeps a secret to assuage the jadedness she feels in her life.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

YUME – Atsuko Kikuchi
FATHER – Toshiyuki Kawai
MOTHER – Yuuri Kaburagi
MR YOSHI – Yasunari Shibazaki
MR SHUNJI – Hiroyuki Suzuki
TEACHER – Masako Suzuki
HANA – Minori Konta

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Grace Swee
Screenwriter: Minami Goto, Grace Swee
Producer: Minami Goto
Director of Photography: Wen Shipei
Sound: Cheng Lijie
Editing: Grace Swee
Sound Editing: Cheng Lijie, Grace Swee
Music Composer: “Be Patient…” by Daniel James Dolby, “Ritual One” by Jason Leonard (FreeMusicArchive)
Folk Song – “Bubbles”, Music: Shinpei Nakayama, Lyricist: Ujo Noguchi

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama, coming-of-age
Language: Japanese
Country of origin: USA/Japan/Singapore
Year of production: 2017
Total running time: 12:26
Shooting format: 25fps, 1080p
Color type: DSLR
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

- Finalist for Best Breakout Filmmaker for the 2019 Detroit SheTown Film Festival!
- Best Direction and Best Short Film at Imagine This Women’s Girl Power Film + Media Summit and Showcase 2019
- Viddsee Shortee Award – The most watched and talked about short for August 2018

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

28th Singapore International Film Festival 2017
Regina International Film Festival and Awards 2017
Long Beach International Film Festival 2017 (NYC)
Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival 2018
Lift-off Global Network Sessions 2019
Imagine This Girl Power Film + Media Showcase 2019
Detroit Shetown Film Festival 2019
Newlyn PZ International Film Festival 2019
The Women’s Film Festival 2019

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Grace Swee is a Singaporean filmmaker based in New York. Her shorts have screened at various international film festivals, such as, the Singapore International Film Festival, Long Beach International Film Festival (New York), and Women Make Waves (Taiwan). Her recent short, ‘空间 Distance’, received a Special Mention at the 39th Film School Fest Munich, and won the 2020 Film Pipeline short film competition.
In 2018, her feature film project was selected for the South-East Asian Film Lab, led by regional mentors for development.
Grace received her MFA in Film at Columbia University, School of The Arts. She enjoys telling stories of different genres, expounding on family relations, deep character studies, with a touch of magical realism.