Born Bone Boon
Directed by Gori
Hitoshi has returned to his hometown of Agunishima, Okinawa to introduce his wife, Yuko, to the family. But Yuko is furious when she’s told the reason for the trip home. The true purpose was for the “senkotsu” ceremony—Agunishima’s continuing custom of cleansing the bones of the dead. This is a heartwarming comedy of a disconnected family discovering their true selves through the ceremony of cleansing bones.
Born in 1972 in Okinawa, Gori studied Film at Nihon University, College of Arts. Multi-talented comedian, actor, and director, Gori wrote and starred in his 2006 directorial debut, KEIJI BOGGY, which won the Spotlight Award at the Short Shorts Film Festival. He has directed nine films including the feature film, FURIMUN IN OKINAWA.
Producer: Sondai Aragaki
Cinematographer: Manabu Oshiro
Cast: Gori, Hitomi Sato
Shorts Programs / 92 minsFilm is an archival tool that reflects and preserves our memories, artistic evolution and world events. This selection of stories explores how tradition creates foundation for multiculturalist nations. — Kristen Lee