Award of Excellence – Snowdrop Flower (Japan)

Title: Snowdrop FLower
Runtime: 15 min
Country: Japan
Director: Bat Amgalan-Lkhagvajav
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: September, 2020

Synopsis: This story is about a family who lives happily in the plains of Mongolia. One day, the mother falls into a terrible cough and a high fever, but they cannot even call a doctor because the cell phone doesn’t reach the plains where they live. The brothers, who were told by their grandmother that “eating the meat of a sheep that ate a snowdrop flower will cure the disease,” decide to kill the domestic sheep. This story tells the absurdity of the world that even tragedy that can happen to anyone can be overcome and grow as a person in exchange for its sad destiny.