About the Pink Sky

  • 113'
  • Japan
  • 2011
Izumi is a teenage girl who one day finds a wallet with 300,000 yen in it. She lends some of the money to someone in financial need but, urged on by her two girlfriends Hasumi and Kaoru (encounters and conversations between the three of them form a significant part of the film) she decides to give the lost property back to its owner Koki Sato, the son of a rich, corrupt politician.
He decides however that he doesn’t want the money back, but in exchange, the three girls have to make a newspaper which is only filled with good news - for a sick friend. During the production process, we look mainly through the surprised eyes of the cheerful and original-minded Izumi - a kind of Japanese Juno - at the world around her and we also see her growing up.
This subtle comedy, which also touches on difficult questions such as homosexuality, death and economic crisis, is stylishly shot in black-and-white. Virtually all the roles are played by novice or non-professional actors.


Director
Kobayashi Keiichi
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
113'
Medium
HDcam
Original title
Momoiro sorawo
Language
Japanese
Producer
Hiroshi Harada
Production Company
Michaelgion Inc.
Sales
Free Stone Productions
Screenplay
Kobayashi Keiichi
Cinematography
Kobayashi Keiichi
Editor
Kobayashi Keiichi
Production Design
Michaelgion
Sound Design
Hidaka Narishige
Cast
Ikeda Ai