Turning Tides

Directed by: Teruaki Shoji
Japan | 30 minutes
Screenings
High school dropout Hiroe, 20, is living a dreary life, unemployed and shunned by her peers. One day, she runs into Tatsutoshi, 10, a fat boy with a girl’s red school pack on his back, and she learns that he lost his young sister in a car accident six months ago. To cheer up the boy, Hiroe invents a story: “If you burn the keepsakes of someone you love at night on the beach at Nagahama, that person will be reborn.” Tatsutoshi wants to believe. To carry out this ceremony, Hiroe enlists the help of a former “client,” and the three of them set off for the sea.
Country
Japan
Runtime
30
Director(s)
Teruaki Shoji
Writer(s)
Teruaki Shoji
Producer(s)
Tetsujiro Yamagami
Eiji Watanabe
DOP
Shinji Kugimiya
Cast
Hanae Kan
Ryoya Shinoda
Tomomitsu Adachi
Original Format
35mm film
Strands: Shorts