Yura is a young boy whose family leaves Tokyo to live with his grandmother in the snowy countryside. Not only must he fit in at new school, but it’s a Christian one. At first he is puzzled when he and his classmates are called to “worship”, but he gradually adjusts to his new enviroment. One day, in the middle of a prayer, he sees a very small Jesus appear before him. Each wish Yura makes to Jesus comes true, and he starts to have faith in the power of the Lord.
(Tokyo, 1996) Director, screenwriter, editor and director of photography. He started his career as a director while still in high school. With Jesus, his first feature film, he won the New Director Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, becoming the youngest recipient of the honor at the festival.
Filmography: Jesus (2018)