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  • 8 Sep. Thu. 10:00 Conference Room
  • Documentary
  • Japan / 2016 / 112 min.
  • Director: Ayako Imamura
  • Cast: Ayako Imamura, Tetsuo Hotta
  • Distribution: Studio AYA
  • Distribution Supported by Regard

Born deaf, director Imamura (“The Connecting Bridge,” AIWFF 2014) regards herself inept in communicating with others. The thought propels her to take on a bike trip through Japan and cover 3,824 km. This road movie chronicles her 57-day journey from Okinawa to Hokkaido as she pedals and cries while her cycling escort spurs her on.