Firefly Dreams

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Firefly Dreams

Naomi (Maho Ukai), is a spoiled teenager from Nagoya whose parents send her off to the country for the summer to work at her aunt's inn. Firefly Dreams is a quietly confident first feature from writer-director John Williams.  A film with a strong human appeal and emotional resnance.

Critic Reviews

"Firefly Dreams" is a quietly confident and affecting first feature from Japan-based writer-director John Williams. Variety.


Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2002. Winner of the audience favourite choice award for best dramatic feature. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2001. Winner of the special mention prize for John Williams ‘for the human approach to a traditional Asian theme’ Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival, 2001. Winner of best feature.