DirectorHou Hsiao-Hsien Initial DVD releaseDecember 27, 2005 Duration CountryJapan, Taiwan
WriterHou Hsiao-Hsien, Chu Tien-wen Release date2003 CastYo Hitoto, Tadanobu Asano, Masato Hagiwara, Kimiko Yo, Nenji Kobayashi, Yôko Hoshi Similar moviesRelated Hou Hsiao-Hsien movies
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Café Lumière(珈琲時光,Kōhī Jikō) is a 2003 Japanese film directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Shochiku as homage to Yasujirō Ozu, with direct reference to the late director's Tokyo Story (1953). It premiered at a festival commemorating the centenary of Ozu's birth. It was nominated for a Golden Lion at the 2004 Venice Film Festival.
The story revolves around Yoko Inoue (played by Yo Hitoto), a young Japanese woman doing research on Taiwanese composer Jiang Wen-Ye, whose work is featured on the soundtrack. The late composer's Japanese wife and daughter also make appearances as themselves.