2022 Official Selection, film index

Garden of Remembrance

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

An untidy room. Empty beer tins, empty wine bottles, a half-empty glass of whisky...
A girl is getting up absent-mindedly and starts preparing herself. YOUR morning starts. Lazy and hard-to-wake-up YOU. The emoticon is ME watching over YOU. I play tricks on YOU, while YOU are playing the guitar and drinking. One day, in town, YOU walk past THE CHILDHOOD FRIEND who is buying an Anemone I liked, and remembering that I liked them, YOU rush out to buy them.
THE CHILDHOOD FRIEND displays the Anemone with care.
One day, years after I died, YOU hear noise from the closet. Opened, YOU see MY garden right in front of YOU. Overflowing emotions of ME and YOU.
When exiting from the room with memories, a picture of the Anemone that YOU painted is displayed in YOUR new room.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Garden of Remembrance

    Directed by: Naoko YAMADA

    Country: Japan

    Running time: 15 min

  • Technique

    Category: WIP Short

    Techniques used: Drawing on cels

    Target public: Kids, Teens, Young adults, Adults, Family

  • Credits

    Directed by: Naoko YAMADA