A Story of Love, Secret and Redemption.
Nok, a broken girl, failed in dancing audition. She goes to a northern Big Mountain to recover from pain. Yatika is the name of the place and there is an old couple lover to meet. The mysterious wife acts like a child and the husband has a secret. Nok learns that the wife suffers from dementia but still tries to be happy. Nok find a way to get over from pain and to free herself to dance again.

  • Rina Naganuma
    School Girl Mini-Ski Rhapsody
  • Rina Naganuma
    School Girl Mini-Ski Rhapsody
  • Viroj Suttisima
  • Pannawish Taechakriengkrai
  • Pimsupak Jirasittidhamrong
  • Wiwat Rattanakorn
  • Nuttacha Chayangkanont
    Key Cast
  • Chantana Sungkaphan
    Key Cast
  • Thanarat Wadeesirisak
    Key Cast
  • Maythichai sanmai
    Key Cast
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    Drama, Human, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,600 USD
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  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2019
    Korea, Republic of
    July 7, 2019
    World premiere
    Offcial selection
Director Biography - Rina Naganuma

A female Japanese filmmaker who specializes in images that seem to convey delicate and breathing with unique color and light usage. In addition to directors and screenwriters for movies, dramas, commercials and music videos, also produces video for classic concerts. "A Devoted garden" ( 2002 ) is invited screened at the Lyon Asian Cinema & Culture Festival2002 (France) . The Japanese / Thai international co-produced film “Afterglow” (2019) was shooted in Chiang Mai location with all Thai staff & cast. Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 (Korea) official short film selection. In recent years, her works have been evaluated overseas, and the number of co-producers and overseas partners has been increasing with excellent sensitivity and behavior, including producers, production companies and post-production. Her based in Sapporo Japan, where she was born, but she is active in co-production with overseas, and is currently promoting feature films in Thailand and Turkey.

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Director Statement

This film is a Thailand and Japan co-production. Born in Hokkaido, the northernmost part of Japan, I met Chiang Rai, a city in the northern part of Thailand. I drew a universal theme of "happiness" in this city where the language and culture are completely different.

"Happiness" does not last long.
"Happiness" is next to anxiety and emptiness.
That's why people sway in that gap pursue.

people who have passed happiness,
people who let go of happiness themselves,
people who are scared to know happiness,
people who give happiness ...

It is a story in which characters who suffer from "memory" and "talent" and face each other look at what happiness is.