Yoko Fukushima (Japan)
In a greyish winter light, a hitchhiking girl stands on the side of an isolated road. She is getting ready full of hope in hearing the sound of a motor.
But the car races by without slowing down. Hopelessness.
Alone in the desert, she finally surrenders. Nobody will give her a ride.
In repeating the same situation, she decides to carry on walking. Unaware of what to expect on the road, facing cold and loneliness, hoping to encounter wonderful things on the way, she will walk towards her destination.
This is when the viewer discovers what is written on the sign: « paradise »