Kannogawa is a small mountain community located in the southern part of Nara Prefecture. The younger generations have gone to the cities, and the town, what used to be lively, has become desolate. The few people still continue the everyday activities with a brave perspective on their history and the cycles of life. What human beings pursue as “development?” The questions emerges silently.
Locarno International Film Festival
Born in 1976 in Mexico, Pedro González-Rubio studied media in Mexico City before attending the London Film School. In 2005 he co-directed TORO NEGRO with Carlos Armella, a documentary rewarded the same year with the Horizontes Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. His solo directorial debut ALAMAR (2009) was awarded more than 15 prizes worldwide including the VPRO Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.