Kyoko is 70 years old. She is a Japanese calligrapher and stylist who left her native Japan to live in Paris.
Sanae is 28 and has been practicing contemporary dance since childhood.
Her maternal grandmother was Japanese but to integrate, she chose not to pass on her cultural heritage.
At the crossing of ages, Sanae is in search of her Japanese roots while Kyoko finds a new youth.
The music composed by Rami Khalife & Marcel Khalife also becomes a character,
embodied by Rodrigue Bervoet.
While Sanae whished she would not need words,
silence is a main character in Rodrigue's musique, and in his life too.
The film is a Haiku, with no beginning and no end,
a moment suspended in time, eternal.
The film is made in the oriental tale style:
he story within the story within the story...
110 min (2023)
Algeria/Syria/France - color 2:35 - 4K
French/Arabic - English subtitles
Nunfilm & Dounia Film
Stephanie Benamra & Mohamad Malas
Hamid Benamra & Stephanie Benamra
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