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Director: OSABE Yohei (長部洋平)

2023|Japan|20min|Language: Japanese |Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue Guest
3/11 Sat 15:00《Short films program A》 Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
3/14 Tue 13:00《Short films program A》 Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
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YAMANAKA Takashi (山中崇)
SHIMADA Kyusaku (嶋田久作)
MIZUMA Long (水間ロン)
KAWAGUCHI Kanoko (川口花乃子)
KIDO Toshimine (城戸俊嶺)

39-year-old Toma and his younger brother Sou have decided to place their father in a nursing home. The old man is suffering from dementia and is failing to recognise his nearest and dearest. While getting the paperwork together, Toma finds a disposable instant film camera. “TOMA No.2” has been written on the camera while inside the camera are photographs of Toma that have not yet been developed. These are images from their shared past and as Toma looks through them on the journey to the nursing home, he recalls the various scenes captured. His father? Well, his memories are slipping away.

Having worked in the world of advertising, director OSABE delivers a short that gives a warm depiction of family with a hint of sadness of the loss of connection but also the brief slither of happiness that the photographs provide.

[Jason MAHER]

Screenplay WASHIZU Noriko (鷲頭紀子)
Director OSABE Yohei (長部洋平)