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|
|Edited by||Liao Ching-Song|
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 Yasujirō 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.
- Yo Hitoto - Yoko Inoue (井上 陽子 Inoue Yōko)
- Tadanobu Asano - Hajime Takeuchi (竹内 肇 Takeuchi Hajime)
- Masato Hagiwara - Seiji
- Kimiko Yo - Yoko's stepmother
- Nenji Kobayashi - Yoko's father
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