Azusa Makabe is a magazine editor who lives in Sapporo, a snowy city located in northern Japan. She has an alcoholic father who gave up on himself because of failure in his career. Keeping a distance from her father and striving to live a different life, she tries hard not to rely on anyone despite. Is she simply self-disciplined, or is she afraid of something?
Directed by Tetsuya Uesugi
Producted by Yuki Saito
Written by Tetsuya Uesugi
About the filmmaker: Born in Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan, Tetsuya Uesugi mainly works on video works such as commercials and short film. In 2010, Uesugi established KUANI, a film studio that means “I” in the Ainu language of the indigenous people of Hokkaido. As the name suggests, the focus is on very personal matters and video production like documentaries. In recent years, in addition to advertising videos, he has been working on movies and documentary projects set in Sapporo, the origin.
Like the Northern Ray is preceeded by the short film “Solo Trekker”.
There will be a LIVESTREAM Q&A for both films on 11/05 at 11:00 P.M. EST