The Tale of Iya
|Synopsis||Every morning, Grandpa climbs up the mountain to go to the little shrine to offer Omiki (sake) to the mountain god of “Iya”. Haruna goes to high school an hour away from home, and after that, helps Grandpa to plow his field. No electricity, no gas, there was nothing but the nature. Their modest and humble life went by slow, and seemed eternal as if time stops. However, seasons come round and nothing stays the same. Grandpa starts losing his health, and their peaceful life like a fairytale was coming to an end. It was time for Haruna to leave her home. She decided to move to Tokyo to continue to college, and there she started working on an invention to get back her life in Iya with Grandpa.|
TSUTA Tetsuichiro 츠타 데츠이치로Born on June 29, 1984, in a Japanese small town in the mountains. He entered Tokyo Polytechnic University to study filmmaking. He found it very interesting to use 16mm and Black & White film. His first film Islands of Dreams was taken in 16mm, Black & White negative; he has done every process such as developing and printing all by himself inventing his own methods. This film with impressive visual that is reminiscent of golden age of films had received good reputations.