In the rural alpine hamlet of Mizubiki, not far from Tokyo, Takumi and his daughter, Hana, lead a modest life gathering water, wood, and wild wasabi for the local udon restaurant. Increasingly, the townsfolk become aware of a talent agency’s plan to build an opulent glamping site nearby, offering city residents a comfortable “escape” to the snowy wilderness. When two company representatives arrive and ask for local guidance, Takumi becomes conflicted in his involvement, as it becomes clear that the project will have a pernicious impact on the community. As sinister gunshots echo from the forest, both the locals and representatives confront their life choices and the haunting consequences they have.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s follow up to his Academy Award®-winning DRIVE MY CAR is a foreboding fable on humanity’s mysterious, mystical relationship with nature.

What the Critics Are Saying:

“This haunting stealth thriller about violations of nature is a work of undeniable power.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“A brilliant piece of work… A constantly surprising, intellectually agile film.”
– Stephanie Bunbury, Deadline

“A gorgeous eco-fable that ends with a mythical mic drop.”
– Phil de Semlyen, Time Out

Venice Film Festival