From May 29th to June 17th, the INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO ground floor Garage space will host screenings of five distinguished short films that resonate with the LEXUS mindset of Crafted.
These mini masterpieces focus on incidents and phenomena taken from both the ordinary and the extraordinary aspects of life, intermixing irony and humor in moving tales that are uniquely told. Over the course of just a few minutes, the films conjure up emotionally rich experiences that linger long after the end credits have finished.
Each of the five appeals to our five senses in ways shared with the Crafted values of LEXUS. Crafted is the imagination that always anticipates people’s vague or unexpressed desires. Because Nothing is Crafted Like a LEXUS.
Enjoy this very special lineup of five films in harmony with the Crafted spirit that beats at the heart of LEXUS.
Screenings: May 29 – June 17, 2019
Films on Show
The House at the Edge of the Galaxy
A lonely boy is taught by a passing cosmonaut how to plant a “star” to transform his existence. In the process of yearning for the heavens, he discovers that paradise instead resides in his own backyard.
Director: Gleb Osatinski
2013 /USA / Drama / 13:31
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2014
Will and Charity
The humble Amador writes down lists of requests from his neighbors in the city and always endeavors to help the community. Then one day, the teacher he loves arrives at his door...
Director: Vlamyr Vizcaya
2015 / Colombia / Drama / 8:25
A man and a woman, both in their late seventies, live across the street from one another. Every day they both come to their respective windows to watch the world go by, but have never actually met and spoken face to face. And then one day, new circumstances mean the relationship between them is changed forever.
Director: Benjamin Wolff
2014 / USA, Germany / Drama / 19:00
Jury & Audience Award at Cleveland International Film Festival 2015 (USA), Audience Award at Heartland International Film Festival 2015 (USA)
Le Grand Bain
A divorced 30-year-old woman moves into a small apartment to begin her new life living alone. Remembering her former passion for swimming, she starts giving lessons in her own apartment for the other tenants, not withstanding the lack of an actual pool.
Director: Valérie Leroy
2016 / France / Comedy / 16:21
Grand Prix at Hlm sur court 2016 (France), Jury Special Prize at Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival 2016 (Morocco), Festival Jean Carmet de Moulins 2016 (France), Québec City Film Festival 2016 (Canada), Festival Phare 2016 (France), Brest European Short Film Festival 2016 (France)
Two boys at the seaside share their dreams: one wants to be a businessman, while the other hopes to travel the world. Risking his job as a shoeshiner on the streets of Mumbai, one of the boys makes a great sacrifice to help his friend’s dream come true.
Director: Mailesan Rangaswamy
2014 / India / Drama / 21:10
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2015 (USA), Geneva International Film Festival 2015 (Switzerland), TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2015 (Canada)
CRAFTED FOR LEXUS
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia