Ganbatte ikimasshoi (Give it All)
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Ganbatte ikimasshoi (Give it All)
Itsumichi Isomura directs this coming-of-age story about a quintet of young girls and their attempts to form a girls' rowing team in their rural high school. Set in the 1970s on the island of Shikoku, the film centers on Etsuko Shinomura (Rena Tanaka), a freshman looking to find a place for herself in the bustle of the high school. Not the educational workhorse -- like her elder sister who managed to get into an elite university in Tokyo -- she casts about the school for a club activity, only to find that none of the traditional pastimes for girls hold her interest. Things change for her… More