2018, 99 MIN.
Director Takehiro Shindo
Script Manato Hamada
Camera Natsuyo Nakamura
Art director Kiemi Kurotaki
Design Yumi Ishiwatari, Atsushi Terao
Music Tadashi Kaya, Ikkoh Takahashi
Cast: Rinne Yoshida, Rinka Kumada, Tokuma Nishioka
Producers Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Takahito Obinata, Makoto Harada, Arihiro Wada
Production U.F.O. Company
Aoi and Rina are well known in Harajuku street fashion scene by wearing matching outfits all the time. Named themselves “Nunuko”, and believing that being together was the way to be strong and famous, two girls feel like they can take the whole world easily, “together”. However, the agents and the showbiz people did not see it that way. When Rina gets more shots and is scouted by professional agency, Aoi feels betrayed but strongly struggles to be “somebody”. On the other hand, Rina couldn’t focus on her chances given because she feels that she is not good enough to be on the spotlight. This is a story of a girl with no chances but struggling, and a girl with chances without the guts. Two girls fight for an answer to their dreams and to their fragile friendship.
Born in 1984. Shindo has worked for Shinji Aoyama, Akira Ogata, Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Ryuichi Hiroki, and Park Chan-Wook as assistant director. His short “Binkan ni yorokobu” (2016) won Short Film Award at the Fukuoka Independent Film Festival. “Girls Don’t Cry” is his first feature film.