Release dateDecember 4, 1999 CastNaomi Nishida, Tomi Taira (Nabbie), Jun Murakami, Ashley MacIsaac Similar moviesNaomi Nishida appears in Nabbies Love and My Secret Cache
Nabbie's Love(ナビィの恋,Nabi no koi) is a 1999 film written and directed by Yuji Nakae about Nanako Agarikinjo (Naomi Nishida) returning to Aguni Island (Okinawa) to visit her grandmother, Nabbie Agarikinjo, played by Tomi Taira.
The film score is by Kenichiro Isoda, with two tracks by Michael Nyman, working separately. The film tied with Rituparno Ghosh's Bariwali for the Netpac Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Director Nakae won Best Director at the Japanese Professional Movie Awards, which also presented a Special Award to producer Shirō Sasaki. Naomi Nishida won the Hochi Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of Nanako. Isoda won Best Film Score at Mainichi Film Concours. Nishida also won Best Supporting Actress at the Yokohama Film Festival, and Jun Murakami (as Fukunosuke, as well as for roles in two other films) tied for Best Supporting actor with Teruyuki Kagawa.
The film's music is an eclectic mix of Japanese, English, and Irish influences.