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Speechless in Japan

A 25’ documentary directed in 2016 by Weronika Mliczewska

Weronika, a young film director, travels alone to Tokyo and decides that she would only follow her intuition.

By chance she meets an extravagant 63-year old man, Yamada San who dresses like a woman.

She cannot speak Japanese; he does not speak English.

Throwing caution to the wind, Weronika tells this intriguing man she would like to “follow him wherever he goes”.
They are communicating solely through translations of the randomly met people on the streets.

It is a story about seeing yourself in the reflection of the other. After accepting each other regardless of any differences, they discover a new language, the story twists unexpectedly and things start to change.

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