Ito - A Diary of an Urban Priest
Ito – kilvoittelijan päiväkirja
Pirjo Honkasalo, Mikka Pölkki
Set in Tokyo, Ito – A Diary of an Urban Priest tells the story of Yoshinobu Fujioka, a young Buddhist priest, and his fervent search for the meaning of life amid oppressive dreams, back alleys of the city and the darkness of the human mind. Yoshinobu hears confession in a women´s prison, bars and an old geisha house while the many layers of nocturnal Tokyo and unpredictable memories are twisted into a web that drives people face-to-face with one another. Dreams, reality and fiction are blended in this study of the complexity of the human mind, which takes us on an exploration of memory while facing oneself and encountering others.