Shabu-Shabu Spirit


  • 2015
  • Japan
  • 11 mins
  • Japanese

Short Film Competition

Yuki Saito
Yuki Saito

A fiance, Keita, goes to meet the family, the father, Shozo, begins his secret appraisal – a test to see whether this fiancé is worthy or not of marrying his daughter. Trying to reduce the distance between them, the mother prepares a single nabe (cooking pot) for the shabu-shabu meal. As Shozo’s eyes glint brightly, Keita reaches towards the shabu-shabu.

Yuki Saito (1979, Chiba) is a commercial director by trade. His first film, TRIANGULATION POINT, received the Audience Award and Jury’s Special Mention at SSFF in 2004. He has since won the Audience Award three times at SSFF. His first feature film Re:Play-Girls screened in movie theaters nationwide in Japan.

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