This project based on the farewell to a friend that director Noriko Yuasa actually experienced four years ago in the first place.
I won the Grand Prix at the "MPA / DHU / TIFFCOM Pitching Contest" held in 2018 Japan and participated in the American Film Market held in Los Angeles, USA in 2019. The big encounter I got from there has started this project concretely. It ’s a well-known fact, from the spring of 2020 to the present, the violence of COVID-19 has hit the world, due to this unprecedented situation, people all over the world have been definitely raising their feelings about "Life" and "Death".
This project focuses on the domestic phenomenon of "funerals" in Japan is not just simple personal matter, it ’s shared with everyone and definitely meaningful. Again, because of this unprecedented situation, this film, which depicts the universal theme of humankind to "To say their final goodbyes" and "Restart" is sure to be the key to bringing empathy and excitement to the world and posting people's lives.
And In order to express Japan's unique culture and charm, this film which is made in the form of international co-production centered on Japan, aims to build an international scheme and establish diversity in the future of content production.