Ride Your Wave
Directed by Masaaki Yuasa
Japan / 96 mins / Rating TBC
Happiness is the open ocean for 19-year-old surfer girl Hinako—until her coastal home catches on fire. To her rescue comes 21-year-old firefighter Minato, who has his own history with the sea. Sparks fly between them, but a coming storm will test if Hinako can navigate the currents of life as well as she rides the waves of the ocean.
Ride Your Wave is many things: a playful rom-com, a meditation on love and loss, and an excellent gateway to the works of cult animator Masaaki Yuasa. Here, he finds fantasy in the everyday, putting a light surrealist touch on his gentlest story yet. Breaking waves and broken hearts are animated with his trademark fluidity, in ways that stretch both the laws of physics and the imagination
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Anime veteran Masaaki Yuasa is known for his signature blend of fantasy, romance and horror. His 30-year filmography includes the Netflix series Devilman Crybaby (2018), cult favourite Mind Game (2004), and Lu Over the Wall (2017), for which he won the prestigious Cristal for Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2017.
CAST & INFORMATION
Choi Eun Young, Yuka Okayasu
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