Deepening confusion becomes a delightful experience watching this collaborative film by Daniel Jacoby and Araki Yu. The documentary observes the idiosyncratic sounds and rhythms of Ban’ei, a rare kind of draft horse race that takes place only in Obihiro, Japan. Capturing the behind-the-scenes operations of the race, the film gradually twists itself into a knot as the excited voices of the commentators merge into a frenzy of gibberish. 

Winner Ammodo Tiger Short Award, IFFR 2018.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2

Filmmaker
Araki Yu, Daniel Jacoby
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Spain, Japan, Netherlands
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
21’
Language
Japanese
Producer
Araki Yu, Daniel Jacoby
Production Company
Fundació Joan Miró
Sales
Daniel Jacoby
Cinematography
Daniel Jacoby, Araki Yu
Editor
Daniel Jacoby, Araki Yu
Sound Design
Liisa Hirsch
Website
http://mountainplainmountain.non.bz/