Kaze no Denwa

Voices in the Wind
“I’m going to stay alive. When I come to meet you, I’ll be a really old lady. Look forward to it.”

In her search for answers, 17-year-old Haru sets out on a long journey across the country to the town where, in 2011, the devastating tsunami swept away her brother and parents. This road trip takes the young woman, who is still haunted by her loss, from Hiroshima to Tokyo and Fukushima and all the way to Ōtsuchi, where her family home once stood. On the way she encounters other people, other stories, other lives and other losses. Landscapes and faces. The journey ends in the middle of a garden in full bloom among the scarred surroundings of her coastal hometown.. In it stands a telephone box which, even though it is no longer connected, is used to speak to those who cannot be reached any other way.
by Nobuhiro Suwa
with Serena Motola, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Makiko Watanabe, Mirai Yamamoto, Fusako Urabe, Shoko Ikezu, Kei Ishibashi, Atsushi Shinohara, Yasuko Beppu
Japan 2020 Japanese 139’ Colour


  • Serena Motola (Haru)
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima (Morio)
  • Toshiyuki Nishida (Imada)
  • Tomokazu Miura (Kohei)
  • Makiko Watanabe (Hiroko)
  • Mirai Yamamoto (Yuuka)
  • Fusako Urabe
  • Shoko Ikezu
  • Kei Ishibashi
  • Atsushi Shinohara
  • Yasuko Beppu


Director Nobuhiro Suwa
Screenplay Kyoko Inukai, Nobuhiro Suwa
Cinematography Takahiro Haibara
Editing Takashi Sato
Music Hiroko Sebu
Sound Design Takaaki Yamaomoto
Sound Takaaki Yamaomoto
Production Design China Hayashi
Costumes Mari Miyamoto
Make-Up Rumi Terasawa
Assistant Director Yu Koreyasu
Production Manager Yu Kumagai
Producer Eiji Izumi
Executive Producer Taro Hashimoto
Co-Producers Dai Miyazaki, Yoshiya Nagasawa
Co-Production Jungledrum Tokio
Real Products Tokio

World sales

Open Sesame

Produced by

Broadmedia Studios Corporation

Nobuhiro Suwa

Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1960, he studied film at Tokyo Zokei University and has since become its president. His film Yuki & Nina screened in the Berlinale Generation section in 2010, and the Forum presented his 1984 feature film Hanasareru Gang in 2016.


1982 Santa ga machi ni yatte kuru (Santa Comes to Town) 1984 Hanasareru Gang 1997 2/Dyuo (2/Duo) 1999 M/Other 2001 H Story 2002 After War; segment “A Letter from Hiroshima” 2005 Un couple parfait 2006 Paris, je t'aime; segment “Place des Victoires” 2009 Yuki & Nina; co-director: Hippolyte Girardot 2011 Black Hair 2017 Le lion est mort ce soir (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) 2020 Kaze no Denwa (Voices in the Wind)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020