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After her grandfather dies, Sora retraces the diary written by him during World War II and has begun to search for a mysterious treasure buried in the local woods. Meanwhile, a homeless man who wordlessly walks backwards appears in the town. One night, her drunk father hits the homeless man by car. Regardless of her father's opposition, Sora allows the man to stay the night in their house, and his presence stirs up the relationship between Sora and her father.


Winner of Grand Prix Best Film Award at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019 (PÖFF)


"...a film that transcends its Japan-specific subject matter to make more universal statements about the human costs of war." The Japan Times


About the director

Anshul Chauhan was born in North India in 1986. After graduating from university with an Arts degree, he started his career as an animator and moved to Tokyo. He made his debut as a film director in 2017 with Bad Poetry Tokyo.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    145 minutes
  • Language
    Japanese
  • Country
    Japan
  • Director
    Anshul Chauhan