By Mónica Delgado
Keiko Tsuruoka is a 25 year old filmmaker who made her first feature film less than a year ago. Its title is Town of Whales, a story of adolescence and melancholia in post-earthquake Japan. Tsuruoka is still in the process of studying film in Tokyo, where she made her first short film Tsutomete no kaeramichi (2009). With her first feature, this young filmmaker evidences a style that seeks to capture the details of the juvenile sensibility between a group of three friends, from the city to the suburbs, from love to indifference, from closeness to distance.