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Info: OCEAN WAVES (SUBTITLED)

OCEAN WAVES (SUBTITLED) (PG13)
1 hrs, 12 mins
RELEASE:
05/05/1993
CAST:
Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Sakamoto, Yuri Amano, Kae Araki, Jun'ichi Kanemaru, Ai Satô
DIRECTOR:
Tomomi Mochizuki

TICKETS / Atlanta / Midtown Art Cinema

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hard of Hearing
  • No Discount Tickets Accepted
  • No Passes
  • Subtitled
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hard of Hearing
  • No Discount Tickets Accepted
  • No Passes
  • Subtitled

Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed animated story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku (voice of Nobuo Tobita) and his best friend Yutaka (Toshihiko Seki) are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako (Yoko Sakamoto), a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships. Ocean Waves was the first Studio Ghibli film directed by someone other than studio founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, as director Tomomi Mochizuki led a talented staff of younger employees in an adaptation of Saeko Himuro’s best-selling novel. Full of shots bathed in a palette of pleasingly soft pastel colors and rich in the unexpected visual details typical of Studio Ghibli’s most revered works, Ocean Waves is an accomplished teenage drama and a true discovery. (Fully subtitled)