A Girl Missing
By Koji Fukada
111 min | 2019 | Japan/France

Ichiko works as a private nurse for a family she has almost become a part of. While Ichiko cares for the grandmother, she is also a confidant to Motoko, the eldest sister. However, one day, Motoko’s younger sister disappears. In addition, the media soon reveal the kidnapper to be Ichiko’s own nephew…

Screenplay: Koji Fukada | Cinematography: Kenichi Negishi | Editing: Koji Fukada, Julia Gregory | Music: Hiroyuki Onogawa | Sound: Koji Kihara | Producer: Kodokawa Daiei, Studio Commedes Cinemas | With: Mariko Tsutsui, Mikako Ichikawa, Sosuke Ikematsu, Hisako Ookata, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Miyu Ogawa | Original title: Yokogao

2018 The Man From The Sea | 2016 Harmonium | 2015 Sayonara | 2013 Au Revoir L’été | 2010 Hospitalité | 2008 Human Comedy In Tokyo | 2006 La Grenadière


Locarno Film Festiva 2019 (competition) | Chicago International Film Festival 2019 | Viennale 2019 | Faro Island Film Festival 2020 | Tokyo International Film Festival 2020


Koji Fukada was born in 1980 in Tokyo. He attended Faculty of Literature at Taisho University, and began taking classes in filmmaking at the same time at Film School of Tokyo in 1999. After making his first feature film The Chair, he joined the Seinendan theatrical company headed by Oriza Hirata in 2005. Koji Fukada made Hospitalite (Kantai) in 2010 and Au revoir l’été (Hotori no Sakuko) in 2013. His film Harmonium in 2016 won the Jury Award in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. In 2018, Koji Fukada was awarded Chevalier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.