MOVIES

HAKODATE Coffee
函館珈琲

HAKODATE Coffee
函館珈琲

Duration
90min
Japanese theatrical release
2016
Cast
Masaya Kikawada,Reiko Kataoka
Director
HIroshi Nishio
Synopsis
There is an old western apartment building called Hisuikan standing on a lonely road in Hakodate. Tokiko Hagiwara, an honor of Hisuikan, rents the apartment for young artists for both a living space and a working studio. There lives Itsuko Horiike who wants to be a glassworks artisan, Kotaro Aizawa who is a Teddy Bear artist and Sachi Fujimura who is a photographer specialized in pinhole camera. Each of them has essential things for their lives. One day in summer, Eiji Hiyama, a new lodger comes to Hisuikan instead of initially scheduled person Yabushita, Eiji’s senior at school. He opens a secondhand bookstore at a renovated Kura, a traditional Japanese storehouse. He seems bored and has no intention to make a profit on his bookstore business. But a good smell of his coffee draws other residents in the apartment into his bookstore. Then, they start to communicate with each other. Itsuko can never see her own child. Kotaro is very far from his hometown. Sachi is anthrophobia. They each have their own problems.