Hottentot Apron – a Sketch (2006)
A visual poem that omits dialogue entirely in depicting a young woman’s emotional journey. One day, a girl with an ugly birthmark hidden away on her body spots a flute-playing man whose face is concealed by a grey hood. As if drawn by the sound of his flute, she wanders through a forest to a house where she finds a doll that bears the same birthmark as hers.
CAST: Hiroko Akune
Cinematography: Kei Shichiri / Tetsuya Takahashi
Music: Hidetoshi Takumi
Doll artist: Mari Shimizu