The Night I Swam


JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Visitors (over 12 years old) will be required to present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours in order to enter the venue and attend this screening.
*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

Street Parking is available.


11/20/2021@ 3PM & 5PM

The Night I Swam

(79mins, 2018)

Directed by Kohei Igarashi, Damien Manivel



A Japan-France jointly produced film co-directed by Kohei Igarashi of Hold Your Breath Like a Lover and Damien Manivel of A Young Poet. It was screened at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.

Just before the break of dawn in a small town nestled within a valley in Aomori, a father (Takashi Kogawa) tries not to wake his family as he quietly goes about preparing for his job at a fish market. However, his 6-year-old son (Takara Kogawa) is awoken by the noise. After his father leaves, the boy draws a picture of a fish with his crayons. The next morning, he deviates from his route to school, heading instead to the fish market in hopes of giving his father the picture he drew.


In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer

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