A New Wind Blows
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Kotaro, a small man, was more interested in Hikari than anyone else.
On New Year’s Eve, after missing the last train, Kotaro finally confesses his feelings to Hikari. It’s a very silly confession that wouldn’t even be mentioned on social networking sites. The next morning, the city of Tokyo is in a New Year’s mood, and the two, who can neither be lovers nor friends again, are in stark relief in such a city. Even when a stalker suddenly attacks them, and even when they are singing with an angel in a leotard, little Kotaro’s shaking heart was concerned only about Hikari’s feelings for him.
This is a story of love without beginning or end, depicting the cruelty of libido and romance among young people living in the modern age.
© 2020 ALUCA POLUA
This is the daily life of a filmmaker like me, living in a town called Tokyo, but it is a little different. It is soft, but it is also pretentious and stubborn. It is like the “trembling heart” that I used to dangle when I was a teenager. It’s a phenomenon of the wind in the midst of the ordinary days.