27-year-old Sato is hopelessly single, desperately waiting for that perfect meet-cute moment with the girl of his dreams. When he spills coffee on a company computer, he’s punished by being forced to stand in front of Sendai Station and ask passers-by to fill out a questionnaire. Only one person agrees – a beautiful woman with ‘shampoo’ written on her hand.
27-year-old Minako is introduced to a client’s brother, but all they do is talk on the phone, never meeting in person – until she finds out that he intends to ask her to be his girlfriend if the world boxing contender from Japan wins the championship. The problem is, Minako doesn’t even like boxing!
Based on the collected short stories of Kotaro Isaka, Little Nights, Little Love follows the lives of Sato and Minako and those around them—friends, colleagues and children—over a 10 year period, showing how love, hope and friendship can bring together the most unlikely of people.
2019 Shanghai International Film Festival – Nominee Golden Goblet, Best Film