The location is Hanoi, Vietnam. Suddenly locked down, I am stuck in my apartment with my partner, not knowing when I will get to go outside again. A thirst for a new world springs up. This is the start of a time when I have no choice but to watch the outside world. This film is a two-month record, where the line between fact and fiction starts to blur.

Kansai, Japan Premiere
  • Director:Minami
  • Japan
  • 2022
  • 35min.
  • color
  • -
  • English, Japanese, Vietnamese
  • JPN & ENG Sub.


Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Sep.21 (Wed.) 13:00-
Evans Castle Hall

Sep.23 (Fri.) 10:00-
Evans Castle Hall

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

Sep.21 (Wed.) 13:00-
Sep.23 (Fri.) 10:00-
After screening

On Demand


During the lockdown period, I was hungry for human connection and to have some contact with the outside world. Instead, I used a video camera as a telescope and took a look at the town of Hanoi, nervously. As I watched the town quietly, I felt calm though I was full of anxiety and impatience. Because of this sense of calm, I recorded my observations, which resulted in an entire film’s worth of content.

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Hanoi, Vietnam. A lockdown by the new Corona suddenly begins. Two people are stuck in a condominium with their partner. They spend their days observing the scenery outside the window. They become grumpy, the local police come to investigate, and the videotaped world seems to have nothing to do with them, but the videotaped world seems to be empty, but in fact it becomes a memory of their precious life.



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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