Riho KUDO 工藤梨穂
On Demand: Let Me Hear It Barefoot
Nippon Visions ½
Naomi’s dull life changes when he meets Maki, who is supposed to travel the world at the request of his blind adoptive grandmother. Lacking money, Naomi and Maki decide to fake the trip with audio letters. In the process, they become closer to each other. With naturalistic imagery, LET ME HEAR IT BAREFOOT is both an emotive LGBTQ drama and a tribute to Wong Kar-Wai's HAPPY TOGETHER.
Hadashi de narashite misero
About Riho KUDO
Riho KUDO, born in Fukuoka in 1995, studied film at Kyoto University of the Arts. Her graduation film ORPHANS’ BLUES (2018) was invited to numerous Japanese film festivals and received various awards. Her second feature film LET ME HEAR IT BAREFOOT (2021 / NC ’22) was supported by a grant from the PIA Film Festival and was shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.