Remembering Every Night

Caligari Film Award
Berlin International Film Festival
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize
San Sebastián International Film Festival
Combines delicate human drama with mesmerizing imagery.


Remembering Every Night

Yui Kiyohara’s follow-up to her acclaimed Our House, Remembering Every Night is a lyrical and whimsical cinematic ode to memory and forgetting, loneliness and connection, daydreams and mystery that moves to gentle rhythms of summer breezes.
Here, Kiyohara immerses viewers in the quiet pursuits of several women, including a wandering university student, a helpful neighborhood meter reader, and a middle-aged gentle soul seeking employment but finding herself agreeably lost instead. Their paths converge or miss one another throughout a solitary sunny afternoon in the overgrown leafy environs of the once hopeful Tokyo satellite city Tama New Town.

Exquisitely shot by Yukiko Iioka (
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) with calming long takes and the occasional drifting camera that seems to have a perspective all its own, Remembering Every Night is a charming, deceptively simple take on the hidden riches of everyday life.

Remembering Every Night takes us deep into humanist sympathy with its characters, including the deep and evolving mysteries that guide their desires and choices.” —The Moviegoer

“A film like a summer day, bright, friendly, with an occasional chill.” —Cristina Nord (head of the Berlinale Forum)

"Japanese director Yui Kiyohara’s second feature combines delicate human drama, mesmerising imagery and a reflection on personal and social history.” The Film Verdict

“Kiyohara’s second feature does not cling to us, but rather flows before us, caressing us... A work that draws its roots from the spontaneity of life and its daily swirl.” – Asian Movie Pulse
Not Rated
Drama, Women and Film
Yui Kiyohara
Yui Kiyohara
Hyodo Kumi, Mikami Ai, Ohba Minami
Nominee, Caligari Film Award, Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize, San Sebastián International Film Festival
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