Aoi has dropped out of high school and gives birth to a baby son with her husband Masaya. They live in Okinawa, the Southern island of Japan where they were both born. To make ends meet, she starts working as a night-club hostess. Masaya loses his job and cannot deal with the family’s responsibilities. Their immaturity and dependence aggravate the relationship and continuous fights lead to a social downfall. Aoi’s bond with her son sets her on a path to find solutions.
Japan 128 mn 2K 1.66:1 5.1 Japanese & Okinawan
Written and Directed by
Takayuki SUGIMURA (SOG) Cinematographer
Ran KOBAYASHI Production design
Keefar Sound design & recording
Hironori ITO Sound design
Masamichi SHIGENO Original score
Kotone HANASE (Aoi)
Yumemi ISHIDA (Mio)
Yoshiro SAKUMA (Masaya)
Masaaki KUDO was born in 1983 in Kyoto, Japan. He worked as assistant director to several well-know directors, such as Sion SONO, Yoshimitsu MORITA, Yojiro TAKITA, Isshin INUDO, Isao YUKISADA, Shinji HIGUCHI and gained wide experiences in diverse films from the classic period drama to sci-fi fantasy. His first feature, I’M CRAZY received the Netpac Award at Bucheon International Fantastic FF in 2018. Then UNPRECENTED premiered at Tallinn Black Nights FF in 2021. A FAR SHORE, his third feature film was developped for many years in cooperation with Okinawa.
KVIFF 2022 – Crystal Globe Competition