A young Japanese girl keeps a secret to assuage the jadedness she feels in her life.
I had the idea of exploring a young girl's pain as she navigates through the expectations put upon her by family, society and inevitably herself.
Society tends to judge people constantly, putting labels on a person based on what they see or think they see. I wanted to look at the layers of a person and subvert the dichotomies of good and bad, mature and immature, weak and powerful, etc.
In doing so, I find a nuanced ambivalence that is both beautiful and heartbreaking, which aptly describes the human experience.
Ask filmmaker Grace Swee about this thought-provoking film on her AMA thread here!