Opening Night

Opening Night


2017/JAPANESE(ENGLISH subtitle)/World Premier/100min

Nanoka is a thirteen-year old schoolgirl who dreams of becoming an actress like her mother, Marika, who died when she was very young. Although Nanoka is more talented and beautiful than the other girls around her she never seems to have any luck getting parts at auditions and now her father is pressuring her to give up acting and concentrate on her studies. To complicate matters further, Nanoka has an “invisible friend, a doppelganger version of herself who turns up when she is in trouble.

Cast & Staff

Written and Directed by Mai Sakai

Plannnig by Takatoshi Naoi
Produced by Arihiro Wada , Tsuyoshi Toyama
Theme song by CHARAN-PO-RANTAN

Nanoka Hara
Rinne Yoshida
Zuimaro Awashima
micci the mistake(Vampillia)
Yuuka Ueno
Toshiki Hirose
Kenji Mizuhashi
Marika Matsumoto
Yohta Kawase
Rena Matsui

Directer's Profile

Born in Nagano in 1991. First began to make films while a student at Kyoto University of Art & Design, Department of Film, where she studied under Kaizo Hayashi. Her film “Be a Light To The World” won 6 prizes at the MOOSIC LAB in 2015. It was theatrically released in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Cinema Qualite and other cinemas in Japan and shown at the Yubari Fantastic Film Festival and the Hamburg Japanese Film Festival.

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