Wednesday 3rd November, 17:00h
Director: Makabe Yukinori
Makato (Matsuya Onoe) is an elite banker working for a large bank in Tokyo headquarters. Due to a minor mistake, he is demoted to a small branch in a rural town. Devastated by his situation, he retreats into fantasy musical reveries and encounters an interesting cast of characters that accentuate the small town, until he finally meets the beautiful Yoshino (Kanako Momota), who runs a goldfish collection store. Makoto falls in love at first sight.
Born in 1984, from Tokyo prefecture. With ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. In 2012, he won the Grind-prix at the Louis Vuitton Journey Awards with his short film The Sun and The Moon, and won the Audience Award with A Piece of Dogu at SSFF & ASIA 2014. His first feature film I Am A Monk, was released in 2015. The film won the Audience Award at the Chicago Emerging Asian Cinema and the Platinum Award at the WorldFest International Film Festival in Houston.