French promotional poster for Café Lumière
|Directed by||Hou Hsiao-Hsien|
|Produced by||Liao Ching-Song, Hideji Miyajima, Fumiko Osaka, Ichirô Yamamoto|
|Written by||Hou Hsiao-Hsien (screenplay), Chu T'ien-wen (screenplay)|
|Music by||Yōsui Inoue|
|Cinematography||Mark Lee Ping Bin|
|Editing by||Liao Ching-Song|
|Running time||103 minutes|
Café Lumière (珈琲時光 Kōhī Jikō ) is a 2003 Japanese film directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Shochiku as homage to Yasujiro Ozu, with direct reference to the late director's Tokyo Story (1953). It premiered at a festival commemorating the centenary of Ozu's birth. It was nominated for a Golden Lion at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.
The story revolves around Yoko Inoue (played by Yo Hitoto), a young Japanese woman doing research on Taiwanese composer Jiang Wen-Ye, whose work is featured on the soundtrack. The late composer's Japanese wife and daughter also make appearances as themselves.
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