Barefoot is a high school girl, member of the school film club, obsessed with Shintaro Katsu and the Zatoichi series, but in general, obsessed with classic samurai films. She gathers a bunch of friends as her crew to film a samurai film during the summmer in order to release it in the school film festival, not knowing yet, that the making of her film, might be crucial to save the future of cinema. Tell something more about the plot would be spoil the fun of this heartwarming feature film written and directed by Sôshi Masumoto, that gives the audience a sincere meta-story about love to the seventh art.
What at first sight might look a simple teenage film about love to cinema, hides behind its surface, a touching story that revolves about the passion of dreaming and the joy of filmmaking, that puts on the screen the power of cinema as a magical tool that connects the past with the present, through enchanting images that evokes unique moments that also connects with the future, creating unique sentimental feelings that evokes moments never lived but on the other hand expierenced through the big screen, remaining in a special place of the heart for the rest of eternity.
This film manages to evoke those feelings through the sincerity of its protagonist, that takes the audience through a beautiful journey guided by passion, and the will of create some everlasting memories that could save us from a hopeless future. The tone of the film is joyful throughout the whole film, having some comedy and even a bit of Sci-fi elements, delivering a cinematic experience that is a success presenting an unique and original story able to capture the hearts of movie fans around in that time capsule that is the 7th art.
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Available on Japanese Film Festival Online 2022!