Indie Forum [The 10th CO2 Grant-recipient Film]
I'm ten, then I'll catch eleven.
Language: Japanese / Subtitles: English
JIMBO Yoshimasa
HAMADA Hibiki, Shion, KARMULA Kohsho, ICHIKAWA Airi, TORII Toshiaki
An elementary school boy, Shogo, catches insects and collects them at home every day during his school's winter break. Shogo knows there is a much larger insect collection in his father's room, which is always locked. But when his father Toru comes back from his job overseas, where he is touched by the reincarnation philosophy of India and Bhutan, he tells Shogo that he doesn't want to collect insects anymore. Shogo's grandfather, Tadashi, treats his dead wife's ashes as a living figure, but the noodles Tadashi gives her remains in a bowl. “Has grandma reincarnated into something else?” Seeing adults' different views of life and death, Shogo wonders what death is all about.
The idea of “I'm ten, then I'll catch eleven.” came from the 10th CO2 grant-recipient director JIMBO's real experience in Bhutan, of a local person catching a cockroach at Paro Airport in Bhutan and releasing it to the sky. JIMBO was impressed that idea of reincarnation is deeply rooted in their life. On the contrary, people in Japan celebrate Christmas and go to shrines or temples on New Year'sDay a week after. Noticing the contradiction, Shogo takes a surprising action. This film sheds light on views of religion in present-day Japan.
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Director: JIMBO Yoshimasa

Director: JIMBO Yoshimasa

Born in 1986 in Tokyo. Based in Osaka. JIMBO is keen on cinema and music, especially Nouvelle Vague films, Iranian films and ethnic music including Romany music. He studied in UK while in university in Japan. After graduating from university, he traveled overseas a lot as a travel agency employee, but quit his job to be a filmmaker in 2011. He studied film production at the New Cinema Workshop. “I'm ten, then I'll catch eleven.” is his debut feature.

I'm ten, then I'll catch eleven.