At war with themselves, each other, and the cruelty of the world, Toshi and May turn to Kendo to humanize and discipline their wilder impulses. Desire, emotional need, and the contradictory longings for freedom and security drive May an American woman writer, and Toshi a Japanese sword fighting teacher, into a relationship that is a labyrinth of trust, suspicion, and ultimately love ~ where courage takes surprising forms.
Scheduled for release in 2016.
The film is a bi-cultural psychological drama about love and the search for intimacy. It explores the peaceful as well as violent dimensions of japanese samurai fencing, “The way of the sword”.