All the Long Nights

Misa painfully battles with premenstrual syndrome, a condition rarely discussed and often stigmatized. Despite the emotional turmoil she is experiencing, she decides to make a fresh start by changing jobs and surroundings. Five years later, she finds herself at Kurita Optics, a company specializing in astronomical equipment. Here, amidst the packaging of equipment elements and sharing sweets with her colleagues, she meets Takatoshi – a young man who, like her, feels out of place among his older coworkers. Despite his quiet demeanor and his panic attacks, Misa is drawn to him, and a tender friendship blossoms into something deeper.

Miyake takes a naturalistic approach, prioritizing character development over plot twists. Through his lens, he paints a realistic yet tender portrait of two souls finding solace and connection with each other. The film eschews dramatic declarations of love and tears in favor of a subtle exploration of human emotions, deepening our affection for its central characters. The two leading actors, Kamishiraishi Mone and Matsumura Hokuto, deliver captivating performances, their chemistry radiating warmth and joy throughout the film.

Born in 1984 in Hokkaido, Miyake Sho graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a degree in sociology and completed the primary course in fiction at Tokyo Film School. After several shorts, his first two features Useless (2010) and Playback (2012) were selected at Locarno Film Festival. Other major works: And Your Bird Can Sing (2018) Netflix original Drama Ju-On: Origins (6 episodes). In 2022, Small, Slow But Steady premiered at Berlinale Encounters.


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119 Min | Color | Japanese with English subtitles

Directed by MIYAKE Sho

Screenplay KIYOTO Wada, MIYAKE Sho Cinematography TSUKINAGA Yuta Editing OKAWA Keiko Sound KAWAI Takamitsu Music Hi’Spec Production design SATOSU Yukihisa Costume design SHINOZUKA Nami
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