Petal Dance (ペタルダンス) is a Japanese film that was released to theaters on April 20th, 2013. It stars four women, who have their own different sorrow and embark on a road trip. It was directed and written by Ishikawa Hiroshi.
Four women, who have their own different sorrows, embark on a road trip. They look back at their past and restart their lives. Jinko (Miyazaki Aoi) and Motoko (Ando Sakura) have been friends since their university days.
One day, they hear a rumor about their former classmate and friend Miki (Fukiishi Kazue). The rumor is that Miki ran into the sea, but got out safely. Jinko and Motoko decide to visit Miki to see if she is okay. In addition, Haraki (Kutsuna Shiori), who Jinko met at the library where she works, joins their trip as a driver. Their one night and two day road trip begins.
- Miyazaki Aoi - Jinko
- Ando Sakura - Motoko
- Fukiishi Kazue - Miki
- Kutsuna Shiori - Haraki
- Kazama Shunsuke - Kawada
- Goto Mariko - Senior
- Kan Hanae - Kyoko
- Ando Masanobu - Naoto
- Filming began March 3rd - and finished March 30th, 2012.
- Fukiishi Kazue was prohibited from interacting with the other actresses until the middle of the shooting, due to her character.
- It was originally shown at the 2013 (37th) Hong Kong International Film Festival from March 17th - April 4th, 2013