Hanalei Bay

by Daishi Matsunaga


A Japanese teenager was killed while surfing in Hawaii.

His single mother Sachi flies to Hanalei Bay and confronts this sudden loss.

Since then for ten years, Sachi visits the island every year in thesame season and stays a couple of weeks to reconnect with her estranged son.

Sachi can’t fill in the gap of an unbearable distance after all, but one day she meets with two young surfers about the same age as her son when he died.


Japan / USA – 2018 – 97 min – HD – 1:1.85 – Japanese / English

Written, Edited and Directed by

Daishi Matsunaga

Based on the short novel by

Haruki Murakami


Shinji Ogawa

Ryuta Hashimoto

Jason K. Lau

Executive Producers

Satoshi Miyazaki

Haruo Okamoto

Toru Emori


Cinematography: Ryuto Kondo

Music: Yoshihiro Hanno

Sound Design: Yasuo Hashimoto