A widow man, who has lost his wife in the middle of the suburb village on the mountain, lives with his daughter and his mother. As always, his mother observes the snowy scenery while he and his daughter goes hunting throughout the day. One day, the daughter gets lost in the mountain and his deceased wife shows up. A strange night reveals itself.
Etuida&Anima International Film Festival 2018 (Poland) Bronze Brick
Sundance HK Short Film Competition 2018 (Hong Kong & USA) Jury Award
Taiwan Golden Horse Festival 2018 (Taiwan) Nominated
Annecy Animation Film Festival 2018 (France)
Monstra Festival 2018 (Portugal)
Tatsuya Utsuno studied under Shun Nakahara, a film director at Japan Institute of the Moving Image. He built his career as an assistant director in Japan then moved to France where he worked as an assistant editor/cinematographer. After coming back to Japan, he has been active in various fields, working with many notable directors such as Shunji Iwai, Atsushi Kanesige, Ryuichi Hiroki.