23rd Entertainment Division Jury Selections
Ritsuko and Ken-chan
OMORI Ayumi [Japan]
On Kuroshima Island, off the coast of Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, where there used to be Christians in hiding, Ritsuko and Ken-chan live off the land with their own secrets. Against the backdrops of Kuroshima village, the film closely depicts the maturation of a girl who falls in love with a teacher. A short film produced for the Shibuya TANPEN Film Festival with the goal of promoting tourism and regional development.