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Yoake no subete

All the Long Nights
Film still from "Yoake no subete" by Shô Miyake. It shows a person cutting another person
Still from YOAKE NO SUBETE by Shô Miyake © Maiko Seo/2024 All the Long Nights Film Partners
  • Director

    Shô Miyake

  • Japan / 2024
    119 min / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language


Misa Fujisawa suffers from premenstrual syndrome; that’s what makes her lose it, against her nature, even when around her superiors. She changes her job and surroundings and five years later is working at Kurita Optics, who produce astronomic sets, packaging individual parts and buying her sweets for colleagues. Takatoshi Yamazoe sits next to her and is also much younger than the rest of the staff, becoming the object of her gentle manner and care – a strange, silent guy, plagued by panic attacks. Based on Maiko Seo’s novel of the same name and carried by the sounds of DJ Hi’Spec and the gestures and voices of the two fantastic leading actors, Shô Miyake’s cinematic universe has people find each other before finding themselves. Attempting to survive in a world full of pressure and stress, capital and tradition, they look for assistance from doctors, self-help groups and even the sick mother. From this realism of today, Miyake crafts a fairy tale scene by scene that could not be more enchanting. Between toy planetariums and long nights of starry skies, a pure poetry of kindness emerges. Two people who get closer without falling in love, so close that they do each other good. (Barbara Wurm)

Shô Miyake was born in 1984, in Hokkaido. He graduated from Hitotsubashi University’s Faculty of Sociology, and completed the elementary course in fiction at the Film School of Tokyo. His film Keiko, me wo sumasete (2022) was officially entered in the Encounters section of the 72nd Berlinale. At the 77th Mainichi Film Awards it won the Japanese Film Grand Prize, the Best Director Award, and five other prizes.

Production Ryuta Inoue, Asako Nishikawa, Masayoshi Johnai. Production company Bandai Namco Filmworks (Tokyo, Japan). Director Shô Miyake. Screenplay Kiyoto Wada, Shô Miyake. Cinematography Yuta Tsukinaga. Editing Keiko Okawa. Music Hi'Spec. Sound design Akihiko Okase. Sound Takamitsu Kawai. Production design Yukihisa Satosu. Costumes Nami Shinozuka. Make-up Shihomi Mochizuki. Executive producer Satoshi Kono, Shinichiro Mutaguchi, Hiroshi Takezawa, Hiroko Nakamura, Keisuke Tsushima, Shunsuke Koga, Keiji Okumura, Yohe Koyama, Ichiro Shinohara, Atsuo Ikeda, Masahiro Miyata. Co-production Horipro, The Fool. With Hokuto Matsumura, Mone Kamishiraishi, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Ryo, Ken Mitsuishi.

World sales Bandai Namco Filmworks

Films: 2012: Playback. 2014: The Cockpit (documentary). 2017: Misshi to bannin. 2018: Kimi no tori wa utaeru / And Your Bird Can Sing. 2019: Wairudo tsuâ / Wild Tour. 2020: Ju-on: Origins (series, 6 episodes). 2022: Keiko, me wo sumasete / Small, Slow But Steady. 2024: Yoake no subete / All the Long Nights.

Bonus Material

Interview and Director’s Statement

  • Film still from "Yoake no subete" by Shô Miyake. It shows a young man at a table and an older man placing a cup on the table. The young man looks at the other.


    Carlo Chatrian and Barbara Wurm speak with Sho Miyake about YOAKE NO SUBETE

  • Film still from "Yoake no subete" by Shô Miyake. It shows two people talking under a pedestrian tunnel. The person on the right is carrying a bicycle. It is dark, the tunnel is illuminated.

    Director’s Statement

    Sho Miyake on the need to affirm both beauty and freedom

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