Weronika, a young film director, travels alone to Tokyo where 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 and following her intuition, Weronika tells this intriguing man she will “follow him wherever he goes”, communicating with him solely through
the lens of her camera. Soon she realises this is not enough and asks random people on the street to translate for her. However, it is difficult even for the Japanese to understand Yamada San, as he is deaf in one ear and has a severe speech impediment. At first, the passers-by are apprehensive, barely hiding their judgement of Yamada San that’s written on their faces. However, they gradually open up and start to ask him personal questions about his life. As a result, we get to know this unique individual through the eyes of others. Through the experience of making the film he starts to change and unfold the depth hidden behind his radical appearance, with time he starts to take away the social masks he had been putting on for all his life before.
It is a film that shows that setting yourself free from all social and cultural codes is the way to truly meet another person. It is also a film that shows that a person can only fully be oneself thanks to the‘reflection‘ created in ‘the other’. This film is a creative space where two people can meet regardless of any divisions that at the end occur to be illusionary.