Art & Design

August in the Water 水の中の八月

22 August 2012, London

August in the Water

Directed by Sogo Ishii  石井聰亙 / 1995 / 117 mins

Wednesday: 22 August 2012, 18:30
Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00

One summer there is both a drought and the spread of a mysterious illness. On her big day, Izumi, a champion high diver, makes a mistake on her last dive and sinks to the bottom of the pool. Hovering for a time between life and death, she makes a miraculous recovery, but has somehow changed. “Everything looks new,” she says and sets off for Mount Miko, the local water source, where she finds a mysterious stone that perfectly matches the design Izumi had once absent-mindedly sketched.


This fantasy film provides a curious mix of Japanese animism, New Age spirituality, and science fiction that in the end centers on how a teen-age girl comes to understand her place in the universe.

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22 August 2012, 6:30pm
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
The Embassy of Japan in the UK