Daïchi Saïto, Japan / Canada, 16mm > 35mm, 30 min, colour, 2021
WORLD PREMIERE: ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. 2021 TIGER SHORT COMPETITION
"The expansive mountainscapes of the Andes are the basis for this new 35mm film by Daïchi Saïto, who won the 2016 Tiger Award for Short Films with Engram of Returning. Once again propelled by the free, pulsating improvisation of saxophonist Jason Sharp, in which his heartbeat and breathing play a prominent role, the series of images slowly becomes more abstract. The end result is a hypnotic, sensory meditation on ‘our’ earth." ––IFFR
35mm film stills courtesy/copyright: Daïchi Saïto. Production stills courtesy/copyright: Oona Mosna.