Takushi Tsubokawa // Japan, 2007
Fiction Feature // FF2007
After his wife’s death, piano-tuner Ota (M. Shionoya) desperately seeks a particular beach to scatter her ashes. He meets puppeteer Kuzo (M. Komatsu) and his life-like puppet Aria. On Kuzo’s deathbed, Ota promises to look for a mysterious piano that belonged to Kuzo’s wife. A beautiful woman (Aria?) offers to accompany him on his quest. They embark on a tender, absurd journey full of powerful images.
Masayuki Shionoya, Mariko Takahashi, Shojiro Kataoka
Juichi Shirauchi, Kimiko Ishi
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