A woman aspiring to be a photographer, Hiyori Endo, meets a man with clown-like makeup, Amamori, at a store she sneaks into to take shelter from the rain. Hiyori approaches Amamori with impure motives after a photo of him she took spontaneously becomes a viral sensation on social media. Hiyori gradually falls in love with Amamori, who distributes balloons on the streets, saying, “The world should be full of smiles,” but the situation takes an unexpected turn. A black comedy-drama that sincerely portrays what it means to fall in love with someone.
Cast: Kotone Furukawa, Hiromasa Hirosue, Miho Oshita, Midori Shine, Takuya Wakabayashi
Planned by Gunjo-iro Production:Kazumo, Screenplay: Izumi Takahashi, Music: Masahiro Hiramoto, Director of Photography: Misaki Hikosaka, Chief Electrician: Hideki Kaneko, Sound Recordist: Keisuke Minagawa, Art Director: Kaori Izumi, Costume Designer: Noriko Ishihara, Hair & Make-up Artist: Mitsuhiro Minamitsuji, Assistant Director: Takeo Kikuchi, Producer: Hiroaki Saito
Born November 1, 1973 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Screenwriter and film director. He founded the film production unit “Gunjo-iro” with Hiromasa Hirosue in 2001. Since then, he has produced more than 20 independent video works. His outstanding portrayal of characters is widely acclaimed both domestically and internationally. His representative works include The Soup, One Morning (2003/Director & Screenplay), winner of the Grand Prix at the 26th Pia Film Festival, Fourteen (2006/Screenplay), winner of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007 NETPAC Award, and Dari Marusan (2014/Director & Screenplay), which was entered in the Forum section at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.