Instruments of a Beating Heart

Ema Ryan Yamazaki
/ Japan
/ 2024
/ 24 mins
/ Japanese
International Premiere

First graders in a Tokyo public elementary school are presented with a challenge for the final semester: performing “Ode to Joy” at the ceremony for the new incoming 1st graders. Ayame, who often struggles to keep up with the group, is determined to play a major part, the big drum.

** This short film will be screened as part of Shorts 3 collection **
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Film Info

Director: Ema Ryan Yamazaki
Producer: Eric Nyari
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2024
Duration: 24 mins
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