Sixth-grader Koichi lives with his unemployed mother and grandparents. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father Kenji, an unsuccessful musician. A new train line…
Winner, Best Children’s Feature Film, 2012
Twelve-year-old Pakis lost her father when he went fishing at sea and didn’t return. A mirror her father gave her is the only hope for Pakis to meet him again. Invoking a Bajo ritual using a mirror and water, she keeps on waiting to see her father’s reflection but it never appears. But the sea is getting more dangerous: big waves, storms and unpredictable tides. Pakis gets scared and worries more and more about her mother. Together with her best friend Lumo, Pakis keeps searching for answers, and one day meets Tudo, a dolphin researcher. But where have all the dolphins gone?
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