Petal Dance

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Petal Dance
Directed by Hiroshi Ishikawa
Written by Hiroshi Ishikawa
Starring Aoi Miyazaki
Shiori Kutsuna
Sakura Ando
Kazue Fukiishi
Music by Yoko Kanno
Cinematography Yoichi Nagano
Edited by Hiroshi Ishikawa
Distributed by Bitters End
Release date
  • April 20, 2013 (2013-04-20)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Petal Dance (ペタル ダンス, Petaru Dansu) is a 2013 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Ishikawa.[1][2][3]


The film concerns a trip taken by two women, Jinko (Aoi Miyazaki) and Motoko (Sakura Ando), and their driver, Haraki (Shiori Kutsuna), to see Miki (Kazue Fukiishi), an old friend now living in a psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide. Jinko and Motoko have not seen Miki in six years, and the trip becomes a meditation on their own lives and sorrows, as well as reconciliation for their guilt of not being able to help her before.



On Film Business Asia, Derek Elley gave the film a 4 out of 10, saying that the "existential road drama of four young women offers diminishing results."[4] A review on Japan Times by Mark Schilling gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5.[5]


  1. ^ Kevin Ouellette (2012-04-19). "Aoi Miyazaki to star in "Petal Dance"". Nippon Cinema. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  2. ^ ペタル ダンス. (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  3. ^ Young, Deborah (March 20, 2013). "Petal Dance: Hong Kong Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  4. ^ Derek Elley (August 6, 2013). "Petal Dance". Film Business Asia. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ Schilling, Mark (April 19, 2013). "Petaru Dansu (Petal Dance)". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 

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