• Moving


a film by Shinji Sômai
1993 (restored 2023), 125 minutes



When her parents split and her father Kenichi moves out of their family home, Renko (Tomoko Tabata), a bright and energetic 6th grade girl, is left alone with her mother, Nazuna, in Kyoto. As Nazuna sets out new rules for their life together, Renko makes plans of her own, and sees to it that any changes happening in her family happen on her terms.

Since its premiere at Cannes in Un Certain Regard in 1993, Moving has been one Shinji Somai’s most beloved films. In this poignant family drama, Somai transcends the tropes of stories of children dealing with divorce to bring us a film filled with indelible images about an unforgettable teenage girl who encounters the unknown and refuses to succumb to it.


Press Materials

High Res Still and Press Kit
Press Release

Where to watch

In Theaters


Festivals & Awards

Winner - Venice - Best Restored Film, 2023
Official Selection - Cannes - Un Certain Regard, 1993


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