TOHATSU NO TABI
Japan, 2016, 81′
JOURNEY OF THE TORTOISE
Since Jiro lost his wife, his heart is set on his pet turtle. Jiro’s son Noboru hates his father, school, and everything. One day in summer, Jiro’s missing brother Shintaro suddenly visited them with his fiancée. Shintaro forced Jiro to go on a trip together for their wedding ceremony. The journey of four people and a turtle goes reckless and crazy because of Shintaro. And another purpose of the journey gradually comes to light. That is related to the death of Jiro’s wife.
Born in Japan in 1983, Nagayama Tadashi started his career as an assistant movie photographer, and now he is working as both photographer and director.
In 2012, his first movie “Light My Fire” was selected for 34th PIA Film Festival.
“Journey of the Tortoise” is his first feature film which was awarded the Grand Prix at 2017 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.