Missing Pictures: Naomi Kawase

A famous Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase tells a story of self-acceptance, body image, and finding love on a bicycle road trip.

Missing Pictures is a series of VR films based on the idea of asking well-established directors a simple question: What story did you once want to make into a film, but, for various reasons, it never happened? In this part, the celebrated Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase revisits a simple story of a lonely woman longing for love and acceptance who ends up finding what she’s looking for on an eventful bicycle road trip. Prepare for a heartwarming animated tale of accepting one’s body, overcoming oneself, and making meaningful connections, narrated by Kawase herself.


author: Clément Deneux

country: France

year: 2022

runtime: 14 min

language: English

premiere: Czech premiere

motion sickness risk: low

control complexity: no interactions

section: Dimensions of Empathy

location in DOX: Area C (ground floor)