Mountain Plain Mountain's poster. Design by Ted Hyunhak Yoon.
Film excerpt.

Mountain Plain Mountain

2018 | Co-directed with Yu Araki | 21 minutes | 1.78:1 | Colour | Stereo | DCP | Japanese spoken | Spain, Japan, Netherlands


Mountain Plain Mountain was shot in Obihiro, Japan, at the last standing venue to host a rare kind of draft horse races known as Ban'ei. Putting together a mix of motionless, contemplative shots and hard-edge, rhythmical, gibberish-rich montages, the slowness of these bizarre races is turned inside out. The track's topography, poetically described by a veteran trainer as "a small mountain, a plain, and a big mountain," is what informs the overall timeline of the film.