Guided by her grandfather’s WWII diary, Sora searches for a mysterious trove in the wilderness outside her hometown. Meanwhile, a mysterious, mute and backwards-walking homeless man wanders into town. Is he the catalyst to restore Sora’s shattered relationship with her father? Kontora appropriates the trope of the schoolgirl—so common in Japanese films—to create a character who stands apart from conventional love story clichés. In a cinematic age of strong primary colours, the film’s subdued palette renders it both soft and affectionate.
This film is available for the extension of the festival, until Sunday 14 November.
This film is available for audiences in India only.
You can watch it with the following Festival Passes: