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RICE BALL

SYNOPSIS

A father and a son return from the crematory. The father made rice balls for his son, but the shape was also round and big. The son feels a sense of incompatibility with the taste different from rice balls made by his mother. But the son knows the promises his parents kept secret for him. Then the son continued to eat the rice ball filled with the kindness of his father and mother.

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

I choose “onigiri” (it means riceballs in Japanese) as my motive for this film because it’s Japanese unique food culture. Each family may have their own memories related to onigiri,especially it reminds us of mother or wife. The theme of this story is onigiri, and also father and son who lost their family. They respect each other as a father and as a son to get over the pain of loss.

SCREENINGS

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FILM INFO

Title: RICE BALL
Genre: Documentary Short
Length: 15 min.
Director: Yusuke Oishi
Country: Japan

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