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One day in the life of the Yamatake family, who run a fish shop in a small village in Suruga Bay, Japan. A slow film about the simplicity and beauty of everyday things.

The Yamatake family, owners of a small fishmonger’s shop in the fishing village of Heda on the Japanese Izu peninsula, fishes Suruga Bay small-scale. This documentary was shot in 24 hours, aboard the Ni Ho the fishing boat and in the Yamatakes’ shop. The film is a modest observation focussing on the relationship between man and nature and the simplicity and beauty of everyday things. A slow film, taking the experience of time as it is really experienced as its starting point.


Sound editing
Sound Design
Still photography
Production company
Dutch Light Films
Distributor NL
Mokum Filmdistributie
Postproduction company
De Grot

Title: A Day in a Life
Year: 2017
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017


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