“I wanted to demonstrate why Japanese filmmakers should not be afraid of showing the truth, limiting their creativity as a result. I also wanted to change the Western world’s glossed understanding of Tokyo by showing the true face of the city.” – Taichi Kimura

In Boiler Room’s latest collaboration with Taichi Kimura, a short film called ‘Lost Youth’ offers a look at the true stories of youth in Japan. This view of the darker side of Tokyo is often neglected by Japanese media, and Kimura is determined to expose the often unseen reality to the world. Eery, dark, and hauntingly relatable – see the masterful creation below.

Watch the full screening here.