Warm Water Under a Red Bridge

Directed by Shohei Imamura
Shohei Imamura
Film Movement Classics
119 Minutes
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Asian, Classics
Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell


A frustrated unemployed architect learns of a treasure hidden inside an old house near a red bridge in a remote fishing village. Upon arriving he encounters, among numerous colorful characters, a beautiful young woman with an "unusual" condition who lives with her grandmother in the old house. Be it chance or fate, the relationship that builds between them becomes both vital and volatile. Based on the novel by Japanese author Yo Henmi, Warm Water Under a Red Bridge is a delightfully sensuous romantic comedy with a flair for magical realism. One of only two directors in the history of the Cannes Film Festival to receive multiple Palme d'Or awards, Shohei Imamura has been entertaining international audiences with his unmistakable humor and distinct filmic style for over four decades.