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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Blue Wind Blows

DIRECTOR : Tetsuya Tomina
COUNTRY : Japan
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 88min

Nu Metro 5, 15 Oct @ 10.30pm | Nu Metro 6, 11 Oct @ 5pm

SYNOPSIS

Ao, 12 years-old boy lives with his mother Midori and little sister Kii on Sado island, Japan. He misses his father who has gone missing without a trace. While Midori tries to deal with the loss in her own way, Ao and kii run across the island and scream at the ocean. In the mysterious transfer student Sayoko, who inconspicuously swipes books from a school library, Ao finds a confidant. Few words are needed between two, dreamy children. Together, they feel less alone. This film tells of a tale of dreams, loss and monsters.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Tetsuya TOMINA was born in Kushiro of Hokkaido, Japan and went to the UK to study filmmaking at London Film School. After coming back to Japan, His short film, “At the Last Stop Called Ghost Chimney” (‘13), was selected at 18th BUSAN IFF’s Wide Angle Competition, won “BLENCONG AWARDS” in 8th JOGJA-NETPAC Asian FF and was screened in many film festivals across the world. “Blue Wind Blows” (‘18) (Originally titled SMOKE ON THE WATER) which won 2015 Asian Cinema Fund’s script development fund and also was selected in 2015 Asian Project Market by BUSAN IFF, is his debut feature film. His upcoming project “A mountain Splits” has been selected in 16th Hong Kong – Asian Film Financing Forum 2018. The story is again set in Sado island, inspired by a history of once-existed Sado Gold Mine.