In Japan, the passing of a loved one is marked by 'night watch': staying up all night with the deceased, incense burning throughout, to ensure their safe passage to the afterlife.

Shot on 16mm film

Directed by Michael Beets

Produced by Michael Beets Asuka Hosoda

Starring Meiko Kaji

Written by Michael Beets

Edited by Michael Beets

Cinematography by Gianpaolo Lupori

Composer and sound designer Michael Hough