Makino Takashi takes us to a place where different rules apply. He overwhelms us with his universe, which is built up of countless images, figurative and non-figurative, accompanied by an equally sophisticated soundtrack. At times very abstract and distant, at others almost palpable and narrative. We naturally seek recognition in the infinite layering of the images, and in so doing compose our own story, based on what we ourselves know of the world, using our personal references to help us. In this way, a work arises unique to every viewer, which continues to reverberate long after we leave the cinema. Makino Takashi is an IFFR regular, who won a Tiger Award for Short Films with Generator in 2012.
"Memento Stella is an original phrase I coined to remind me to 'remember the stars' and 'never forget that we too reside among the stars'." (Makino Takashi)