A Short Film by Hidetoshi Oneda
Based on the poem by John Keats.


The Story
1819. The Navigator and the Doctor survive a shipwreck only to find themselves lost in a strange forest. The Navigator is challenged by the gravely ill Doctor into pursuing his true passion - art. While he protests, the ailing Doctor dies.

Later, the Navigator is beside a lake, where he finds an Old Knight who tells him his story:

Once, he encountered a mysterious Lady, and fell in love with her. But horrified by her true form - an immortal spirit and the ghosts of her mortal lovers - the Young Knight begged for release. Awoken and alone, he realized his failure.

Thus he has waited, kept alive for centuries by his regret. The Navigator considers his own crossroads. What will he be when he returns to the world?

Runtime: 15min

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