Café Lumière

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Café Lumière
Café Lumière.jpg
French promotional poster for Café Lumière
Directed byHou Hsiao-hsien
Produced byLiao Ching-Song, Hideji Miyajima, Fumiko Osaka, Ichirō Yamamoto
Written byHou Hsiao-hsien (screenplay), Chu T’ien-wen (screenplay)
StarringYo Hitoto
Tadanobu Asano
Masato Hagiwara
Kimiko Yo
Nenji Kobayashi
Music byYōsui Inoue
CinematographyMark Lee Ping Bin
Edited byLiao Ching-Song
Distributed byShochiku
Release date
2003
Running time
103 minutes
CountryJapan, Taiwan
LanguageJapanese

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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Café Lumière was placed at 98 on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000s.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Best of the Aughts: Film". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 10, 2010.

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