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Fireworks (2018)



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On the day when a fireworks display is planned, Norimichi, Yusuke, and their friends at school in a Japanese seaside town cannot agree whether or not fireworks are 'flat' or 'round' when they explode in the sky. With her parents divorcing, the young teenager Nazuna has more serious matters on her mind. Although unknown to the others, Nazuna's mother intends to take her away after the summer break. When Norimichi and Yusuke race 50 meters in the swimming pool, Nazuna secretly decides that the winner will accompany her when she runs away from home. Meanwhile the gang from school decides that the best way to figure out the shape of fireworks is to view them from the side, and they set out for a lighthouse above the beach from which the fireworks display will be fired. Read more at


Masaki Suda
as Norimichi

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All in all, the co-directors [Akiyuki Shimbo y Nobuyuki Takeuchi] do not let these heterogeneous elements deprive their film of any harmony... [Full review in Spanish]

April 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Very often, in fantasy, the balance that a story establishes with its day-to-day elements is key to the result. In a way, Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? understands this... [Full review in Spanish]

April 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The nuances of teenage male friendships and loyalties are sensitively handled: What do you do when you and your bestie both like the same girl?

November 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Temporal loops and magic balls make for a strange, colourful combination.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

From top to bottom, Fireworks is far too complicated, and frustratingly trite.

November 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is a gorgeous animation with a heartfelt message. Stunning 3D work and a measured exploration of the motion of time and us within it.

November 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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