(C2) [Barefoot]

Hana Ishikawa, a high school student, lives with her older sister and mother. At first, Hana seems to live a peaceful life both at home and at school, but her family’s troubles and a crack in her environment slowly becomes more obvious. Her mother is emotionally unstable, her sister does not accept this and tries leave home, and she is torn between her dreams and reality. Hana, with a broken heart, has to make a small but serious choice.

World Premiere
  • Director:Hiromi Tanoue
  • Japan
  • 2022
  • 16min.
  • color
  • -
  • Japanese
  • JPN & ENG Sub.


Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Sep.22 (Thu.) 10:00-
Evans Castle Hall

Sep.23 (Fri.) 18:30-
Evans Castle Hall

*Only if there are vacant seats, tickets are available at the door.
Guest Talk

Sep.22 (Thu.) 10:00-
Sep.23 (Fri.) 18:30-
After screening

On Demand


In childhood and adolescence, we sometimes feel that the society we live in is too small and no matter how hard we try, we are going nowhere. We may suffer quietly in a corner of society, or someone who is laughing may be suffering alone. I want to describe the harsh reality of how these people are trapped. At the same time, I want to help drill a hole in the situation. I made this film with all my prayers.
Hiromi Tanoue

The Film School of Tokyo

Recommendations from the NIFF Supporters

A mother, an older sister, and a younger sister. The film depicts today’s society of inequality through the eyes of the younger sister, a high school student. The film depicts the mother’s and the frustration of her daughters. The younger sister’s acceptance of her mother and sister, who are at odds with each other, creates strong emotions in the 16 minutes of the film.



Shin Su-won

Her first feature Passerby #3 (2010) won the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival. Short film Circle Line (2012) won the Canal+Prize in 65th Cannes Critic’s Week. Pluto(2013) second feature, won a special mention of Crystal bear 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. Her sixth Hommage (2021) was premiered at 34th Tokyo international film festival and is on the journey including Jeonju, Tribeca, Sydney film festival and many film festivals.


CEO ONGAESHI Holdings Co., Ltd.

Mituru Mulai

After serving as the director in charge of human resources at Recruit (currently Recruit
Holdings), the president of ⑭Recruit Agent, and the president and chairman of Recruit
Global Family Hong Kong, he became the fifth chairman of the Japan Professional
Football League (J. League), the first appointment from a private company. He
completed four eight-year terms and is now an honorary member. CEO of ONGAESHI
Holdings Co., Ltd.

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