The relationships which could have been everlasting will end sometime. The time when I hold loved ones in my arms. The time when I fall asleep feeling the breathing of warm living things. We realize that there are wishes that never come true in this world. The memories of a broken family, and a breaking family. This film is about the days of our lives with a dying cat which has a hard time breathing due to incurable diseases.

This work was shot on digital (mobile phone) for my first time not on film.
no dialogue.

  • Yuri Muraoka
  • Yuri Muraoka
  • Shijimi Suzuki
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    experimental, diary films, documentary, art
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tokyo Documentary Film Festival
    November 30, 2019
    World premiere
  • International Short Film Festival VISION
    Russian Federation
    November 30, 2019
    International premiere
Director Biography - Yuri Muraoka

Yuri Muraoka was born in Tokyo in 1981.
Dropped out of the high school attached to Japan Women's University,
graduated the 26th class of Image Forum Institute of the Moving Image.
Continues to create moving images and photographic works of "self-portraiture".
All of her works are self-created and self-performed.
Her major works are Schizophrenia (2016), Transparent, the world is. (2019) and so on. Her latest film Transparent, I am. (2020) won the Grand Prix at the 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. She’s been working on poetry since 2018.
A mother of two daughters.

■Award / Prize◻︎︎︎
Porto Femme - International Film Festival 2023 / EXPERIMENTAL Special Mention

26th AVANCA Film Festival / The video award Special Mention

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2021 / Award for the Best Film for Tolerance
67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival Honorable Mentions(Emily Esperanza’s Picks)
6th Bogotá Experimental Film Festival Audience Award

SICF19 ,judges'award(selected by Takashi Ishida)

19th Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema ,Honorary and non-hierarchical award
12th Sapporo International Short Film Festival ,Special Mention by Warren Sin
New Jersey International Film Festival , Honorable Mentions

ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2016, Selection of Important Works from the Festival
ASK? Moving Image Festival 2016 , Accepted
Image Forum Festival 2016 Japan Tomorrow , Excellence Prize
14th 1_WALL Photography Competition , Jury's Special Prize, (Awarded by Koutarou Iizawa )

9th Tagboat Award , Second Grand Prix

SENDAI ART ANNUAL 2005 , Grand Prix (smt Prize ) & Jury's Special Prize (Awarded by Koutarou Iizawa etc.)
5th 21st Century Asia Design Competition , Accepted
ASK? Moving Image Festival 2005 , Accepted

Broadband Art and Contents Award Japan(BACA=JA)2003 , Excellence Prize,etc
Image Forum Institute of Moving image 26th Graduation Exhibition , Grand Prix

■Selected screenings / exhibitions◻︎︎︎
69th The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Oberhausen/Germany)
Porto Femme - International Film Festival 2023 (Porto / Portugal)

Kinoskop - Analog Experimental Film Festival (Serbia / Belgrade)
Saigon Experimental Film Festival IV (Ho Chi Minh City / Viet Nam)
Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival (Davao City / Philippines)
BIDEODROMO Internacional Experimental Film and Video Festival 2022 (Bilbao / Spain)
REAKTOR International Film Festival 2022 (Vienna/Austria)
INDIE CORK 2022 (Cork / Ireland)
26th AVANCA Film Festival (Avanca / Portugal)
On-art (Warszawa / Poland)
Suspaustas Laikas (Vilnius / Lithuania)
Golden Ger International Film Festival (Ulaanbaatar / Mongolia)
26th Barcelona International Women’s Film Festival (Barcelona / Spain)
Golden Ger International Film Festival 2022 (Ulaanbaatar / Mongolia)
13th Taiwan International Documentary Festival (Taipei / Taiwan)
Festival Accès Asie 2022 (Montreal / Canada)
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2022 (Scotland / United Kingdom)
Nomadica at LABA 2022 (Brescia / Italy)
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional De Cine Independiente 2022 (Buenos Aires / Argentina)
FILMFEST DRESDEN 2022 (Dresden / Germany)
Athens International Film + Video Festival 2022 (Athens / United States)
Athens ANIMFEST 2022(Athens / Greece)
PUNTO DE VISTA 2022 (Navarra / Spain)
FLEXfest 2022 (Florida / United States)
34th Minimalen Short Film Festival (Trondheim / Norway)

Wathann Film Festival #10
TOKYO Documentary Film Festival 2021 (Tokyo/Japan)
Festival Internacional de Videoarte 10 (Buenos Aires / Argentina)
ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2021 (Serbia, Belgrade)
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2021 (Berlin /Germany)
10th ULTRA cinema (Oaxaca/Mexico)
11th Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (Bucharest/Romania)
16th Sapporo International Short Film Festival (Sapporo/Japan)
11th Aesthetica Short Film Festiva (York/England)
22nd cellu l’art Short Film Festival Jena (Jena/Germany)
Engauge Experimental Film Festival (Washington/USA)
Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Berlin/Germany)
23rd Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas (Paris/ France)
35th Image Forum Festival 2021 (Tokyo etc.,Japan)
*/ 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens/Greece)
7tth Bogotá Experimental Film Festival (Bogota/Colombia)
JAEFF:Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival (London/UK)
Minikino Film Week 7 (Bali/Indonesia)
6th Moscow Experimental Film Festival (Moscow /Russian Federation)
Pugnant Film Series : A homeless mobile cinema (Athens/Greece)
WASTE/D FILM (Athens/Greece)
Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Berlin/Germany)
XXIV International Encounters Traverse (Toulouse/France)
67th The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Oberhausen/Germany)
43rd Big Muddy Film Festival (IL/USA)
Fisura, International Festival of Experimental Film & Video (Mexico City/Mexico)
The International Biennal Dona i Cinema – Mujer y Cine – Woman & Film is a festival (València/Spain)

Visions in the Nunnery 2020 (London/ United Kingdom)
Festival Les Instants Vidéo (Marseille/France)
Cámara Lúcida (Cuenca/Ecuador)
32th Girona Film Festival (Girona/Spain)
Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2020 (Seattle, WA/USA)
International Short Film Festival – Film Front. (Novi Sad/Serbia)
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (Milwaukee, WI/USA)
台灣國際女性影展 Women Make Waves International Film Festival 2020 (Taipei/Taiwan)
REAKTOR International Film Festival (Vienna/Austria)
Mosaic World Film Fest (Rockford, IL/USA)
Leiden Shorts (Leiden/Netherlands)
Minikino Film Week (Bali/Indonesia)
19th International Kansk Video Festival (Kansk/Russian Federation)
4th Festival ECRÃ (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)
6th Bogotá Experimental Film Festival (Bogotá/Colombia)
20th Nippon Connection Film Festival (Frankfurt/Germany)
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick/United Kingdom)
Athens ANIMFEST 2020 (Athens/Greece)
16th IAWRT ASIAN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL, 2020 (New Delhi/India)
6th PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival (Calgary/Canada)

Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival 2019 (Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia)
Tokyo Documentary Film Festival (Tokyo/Japan)
International Short Film Festival VISION (Kemerovo/Russia)
ULTRA cinema (Oaxaca/Mexico)
29th Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - The FESTIVAL CURTA CINEMA 2019 (Rio de Janeiro/Brazil)
21th Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris (Paris/France)

MINIKINO FILM WEEK (MFW) – Bali International Short Film Festival (Bali/Indonesia)
Pugnant Film Series : FUCK NARRATION (Athens/Greece)
MARFICI (Mar del Plata/Argentine)
Film Series:Close-up to Yuri Muraoka(yuRi=paRadox) (Athens/Greece)

12th Sapporo International Short Film Festival & Market (Japan, Sapporo)
19th Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema (France, Paris)
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017 (Japan, Aichi)
16th International Kansk Video Festival (Russia, Kansk&Moscow)
15th Female Eye Film Festival (Canada, Toronto)
AVIFF Art Film Festival (France, Cannes)
17th Media Art Biennale WRO 2017 DRAFT SYSTEMS (Poland, Wrocław)
Bogota Experimental Film Festival / Cineautopsia (Colombia, Bogota)
Experiments in Cinema (USA, NM)
Athens International Film + Video Festival (USA,OH)
The 2017 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival (USA, WV)
CLOSE-UP (UK, London)
13th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival (India, New Delhi)
39th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival (USA, IL)
Cicago Feminist Film Festival (USA,IL)
Richmond International Film Festival (USA,VA)
8th Cairo Video Festival (Egypt, Cairo)
New Jersey International Film Festival (USA,NJ)

ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2016 (Serbia, Belgrade)
HIKARU ONNA -The Luminous- (Japan,Tokyo)
2nd KuFF – the Kumu Art Film Festival (Estonia, Tallinn)
Staunton International Film Festival (USA,VA)
Image Forum Festival 2016 / Theater Image Forum (Japan,Tokyo)

9th TAGBOAT AWARD / Galerie F&F (Taiwan)

Yuri Muraoka Solo Exhibition "Origin of Flowers" / SHINJUKU GANKA GALLERY (Japan,Tokyo)

SENDAI ART ANNUAL 2005 smt prize exhibition "yuRi=paRadox 〜sleep is equal to awake〜" / Sendai Mediatheque (Japan,Sendai)
FLEXFEST (Florida experimental film/video festival)2006 (USA,Florida)

ASK? Moving Image Festival 2005 (Japan,Tokyo)

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