Kotoko is a woman with a bipolar personality whose vision of the world goes from black to white with no grays in between. She mutilates her body impulsively, just to prove that she’s determined to live come what may, and she only finds peace singing her songs. The birth of her daughter adds yet another layer of confusion to her mind: the constant barrage of news about wars and catastrophes increase her fear of the dangers the outside world has in store for her baby. The new film by master Tsukamoto, the result of a close collaboration with pop star Cocco, is a hair-raising descent into hell woven with pure and irrational emotions.


Shinya Tsukamoto

Icon of Japanese independent film, he debuted with the revolutionary Tetsuo, the Iron Man (89). He’s created works like Tokyo Fist (95), Vital (04) or Fires on the Plain (14). In 2010 he was awarded the Time Machine in Sitges.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: Japanese