All the Songs we Never Sang

Directed by Chris Rudz


Children's , Family , Musical

115 min






A rebellious teen, NATSUMI, ventures from Tokyo to a small provincial island where her aunt REIKO lives. Reiko is an Ama-San, a traditional Japanese pearl diver. She has been at odds with Natsumi’s mother, her twin sister, for years and had never met Natsumi before. The young girl has to find a way to heal those old wounds, reunite her family, and save herself from some big trouble she gets herself into. Japanese pop songs from Reiko’s youth in the 1980s unexpectedly become Natsumi’s ally to bring the family closer again.

Festival Selections

Warsaw International Film Festival 2023



  • Warsaw International Film Festival |
  • Bushwick Film Festival |


  • Osaka Asian Film Festival | Indie Forum

About the Director

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Chris Rudz

Chris Rudz is a Polish director and cinematographer based in Tokyo. He’s a graduate of the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. While at the academy, Chris worked on the feature film, “Die Räuberin” (second unit DOP) and later on the French/German co-production, “Jean and Beatrice” (DOP). He later traveled to Japan to study at the Kyoto Seika Art University. While in Kyoto, Chris directed his graduation film “Tenchikaibyaku”, which was warmly received at various festivals around the world, including receiving a nomination for “Best Experimental Film" at the Shortcutz Annual Film Festival in 2014. Since then, he has created various works in Asia and Europe, including music videos, commercials for global brands, and fiction projects. Between these commitments, Chris has shot and directed personal film projects, such as “Kofferbak”, which won the “Audience Award”, “Best Director,” and second prize for the “Best Film” at the 48 Hours Film Festival (2013) in Rotterdam. His latest short film, “Lockdown Showdown,” won “Best Comedy Film” at numerous festivals globally. His work shows a sharp eye for human and personal stories and is as intimate as it is bold. His style of directing is realistic and always has a touch of emotional impact. Engaging storytelling and strong visuals are key elements in his work.


Cast & Crew

Miru Nagase, Junko Kano, Tatsuro Kawano, Sandy Kai, Pierre Taki, Shino Aoi
Chris Rudz, Tobiasz Piatkowski
Christian Denslow
Akira Kamitaki
Black Cat White Cat
Production Company:
Oliver-Frost Films, Mirus Pictures, La Charito Films, SET, Gazebo Films, DMBZ

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