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KONTORA

STORY

After her grandfather dies, Sora retraces the diary written by him during World War II and has begun to search for a mysterious treasure buried in the local woods. Meantime, a homeless man who wordlessly walks backwards appears in the town. One night, her drunk father hits the homeless man by car. Regardless of her father's opposition, Sora allows the man to stay the night in their house, and his presence stirs up the relationship between Sora and her father.

Director: Anshul CHAUHAN
Cast: MARUI Wan, YAMADA Taichi, KOJIMA Seira, SHIMIZU Takuzo
Drama/2019/B&W/145 min
Japanese title: コントラ
Japanese Theatrical Release: March 20th, 2021

Anshul Chauhan
Born in North India in 1986. After graduating from university with an Arts degree, he started his career as an animator and moved to Tokyo. He made his debut as a film director in 2017 with Bad Poetry Tokyo.

Film Festivals
- Tallinn Black Nights FF (2019) (POFF) *Grand Prix Best Film, Best Music, Best Director Nomination
- Osaka Asian Film Festival (2020) *Best Actor
- Japan Cuts 2020 *Best Film (Obayashi Prize)
- Glasgow Film Festival (2020)
- SKIP CITY International D-Cinema Festival (2020) *Best Picture Award
- Haifa International Film Festival (2020) *Best Picture Nomination
- Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre (2021)
- Nippon Connection (2021)
- Toronto Japanese Film Festival (2021)
- Camera Japan (2021)