Aya Kawazoe

Aya Kawazoe (Japan, 1989) studied Film Production at the Tokyo University of the Arts with teachers like Shinji Aoyama and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Her short film The Elephant Died (2012) got selected for Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and HUMONGOUS! (2020) was part of the Critics’ Week selection at Cannes.


A young couple in Kyoto. A girl makes up an excuse to run away from her monotonous life. She would like to say something to her boyfriend. Can she still return now that night is falling?