23rd Animation Division Jury Selections
Ride Your Wave
Animated feature film
YUASA Masaaki [Japan]
MUKAIMIZU Hinako, a college student who likes surfing, meets firefighter HINAGESHI Minato after a fire at her home. The two spend intimate days together, but one day Minato loses his life in a water rescue. She despairs, but finds that Minato appears in water when she sings a memorable song and they can be together. The animation vividly conveys their love story with waves, splashing water, and light.