The Sound of Light

  • 89'
  • Japan
  • 2011
Yusuke returns from Tokyo to the rural village in Okayama where his parents have a dairy farm. The enterprise has been in the family for generations. While Yusuke would most love to be a musician, he feels the family duty pressing on him; his father has had an accident and as eldest son he has to help out.
The Kariya family farm is hemmed in between motorways and it turns out to be difficult to run a small-scale farm in an era of mass production and globalisation.
In this very realistic, honest drama, we follow Yusuke in the uncertain period as he wrestles with his dreams for the future and his relationship with Yoko, who has a child with a man who was once going to be a dairy farmer - if he hadn’t had a fatal accident.
In the run-up to the annual family tradition, standing together to watch the first sunrise in the New Year, the modest young man tries to make a decision about the rest of his life.




Director
Yamasaki Juichiro
Premiere
International première
Country of production
Japan
Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
89'
Medium
HDcam
Original title
Hikari no oto
Language
Japanese
Producers
Kuwahara Hirotaka, Kano Kazuho, Takashi Okamoto
Production Company
Youkou Project
Sales
Youkou Project
Screenplay
Yamasaki Juichiro
Cinematography
Tawara Kenta
Editor
Yamasaki Juichiro, Kuwahara Hirotaka
Sound Design
Kondo Takaoi
Music
Masuoka Ayako
Cast
Fujihisa Yoshitomo, Mori Eri
Website
http://hikarinooto.jp