AUN – the beginning and the end of all things
Hikari, the wife of Japanese inventor Dr. Sekai, dies when giving birth to their son AUN. As a toddler he discovers a sea snail washed ashore. Sekai, seeking a bright future for mankind, dies when involving it in experiments with his own body. 20 years later, the Brazilian scientist Euclides continues Sekai's research. Missing the essential component, his wife Nympha sets out on a hunt for AUN. Now head priest of a Shinto shrine, AUN lures her into a place inhibited by spirits and mysterious creatures, leading her into a dream world nobody would ever want to escape from.
© Edoko Institute Vienna, Ribo Tokyo
International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands)