Japanese Film Festival 2018
• Klang Valley
GSC Mid Valley
GSC Pavilion KL
GSC 1 Utama
GSC Nu Sentral
• Penang
GSC Gurney Plaza
• Johor
GSC Paradigm JB
• Kuching
GSC CityONE Megamall
• Kota Kinabalu
GSC Suria Sabah

The Gift of Memory/ The Gift of Memory ~Ça va?
(うつくしいひと / うつくしいひと サバ?/Utsukushii ni Hito / Utsukushii no Hito sa va?)


The Gift of Memory

Toko is a University student who works for part-time at a café cum bookstore in Kumamoto. Told by her friend that her mother was followed by a suspicious man, she comes to see her mother then witnesses the man. Toko asks Tamaya, the private detective, to be her mother’s body guard.

The Gift of Memory~Ça va?

Private detectives Tamaya and Tagami bump into a foreigner named Mathieu on the street in the middle of devastated area by the earthquake. By a friend’s help who speaks French, they come to understand that Mathieu is trying to deliver his late wife’s ashes to his father-in-law.

Trivia & Awards

The film was shot in Kumamoto Prefecture using a crew and cast hailing from the area.

The movie raised awareness of Kumamoto Prefecture and its recovery from the terrifying earthquake in April 2016


Year 2016 / 2017
Runtime 85 mins
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Country Japan
Genre Drama


  • KANG Sang-jung
  • KORA Kengo
  • YONEMURA Ryotaro


  • YUKISADA Isao - Director