Inu-oh is born with unique physical characteristics and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face. Tomona is curious boy from the countryside who loses his sight in a strange accident.
One day, Inu-oh and Tomona, now a blind biwa player, meet. Inu-oh asks him to write a song about his life. Tomona plays a delicate song of their tangled fate, Inu-oh, dances as he never knew he could.
Inu-oh and Tomona become business partners and inseparable friends as song after song gain them notoriety and propel them to stardom. Through the songs, Inu-oh mesmerizes his audiences on stage, and gradually begins to transform into someone of unequaled beauty. It is a story about the friendship of Inu-oh and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the truth of their pasts and break each other’s curse.
World Premiere Venice Orrizonti 2021
North American premiere: Toronto Special Presentation