DocNomads film premiers in HOT DOCS Film Festival, Canada
The documentary short “A Friendship in Tow/Toe” (“Até a pró/cima!”) directed by Atsushi Kuwayama, a DocNomads student from Japan, will have its World Premiere in the 25th HotDocs – Canadian International Documentary Festival held in Toronto from 27th April to 7th May 2017.
A Friendship in Tow/Toe (Até a pró/cima) • 10' • 2016 • o.v Portuguese
Synopsis: One night in Lisbon, a Japanese man helps an elderly Portuguese woman on crutches ascend a massive set of stairs. Their amusing encounter and surprising connection, despite major language barriers, rivals any Richard Linklater romance or Aaron Sorkin walk-and-talk for humour and admission. Without fully understanding each other, they share stories and sarcasm that reveal their personalities and vulnerabilities in the span of just five flights.
Angie Driscoll in HotDocs catalogue.