I Love Today’s Sky
Do you remember yesterday’s sky?
The sky always extends beyond your upward gaze. I love today’s sky where clouds scatter leisurely.
The poet Shuntaro Tanikawa wrote a new poem entitled “I Love Today’s Sky”. Based on this poem describing a bright future, the Tearful Production Committee, which had produced the short films “The First Feeling in My Life” and “Obento”, created a third short film entirely on location in Ashiya, a city near Kobe. We presented visual images in an attempt to wrap our overflowing joyous hearts in a perfectly clear sky with the magic finesse of exquisite light. Thinking highly of the beautiful, natural effect of light, we filmed scenes with no artificial light.
Yui Narumi born in Nishinomiya, a city near Ashiya, played the leading role in this film. She read a Tanikawa poem in a very natural, detached, non-performing art-like sort of voice. Her facial expression, like the point where subject and object meet, gives this film a sense of depth.
A small number of staff produced this high-quality short film by presenting all of us with Shuntaro Tanikawa’s message to the future.