Kaori runs a small piano lesson studio by herself. One night, on her way home from a piano recital sponsored by her studio, Kaori is sexually assaulted by Toshio, the father of Yuu her student. This incident not only devastated her mentally and physically, but it also awakened her past abominable memory. Furthermore, Yuu was also exposed to sexual abuse from her father. Unable to confide in anyone about their injuries, Kaori and Yuu suffer in a bottomless loneliness alone. When these lost souls meet again, fate leads them to share their pain. Finally Kaori makes a decision to fulfill Yuu’s wishes…


Human rights for sexual assault and child abuse victims are global concern that is not only in addressed in Japan but throughout the world. From his debut, Director Masato Ozawa has continued to create films which shine a light on these serious social issues. In his previous work “Remiges,” Ozawa expressed the struggles of a girl and a boy who have been victims of violence with a fresh perception and won “Best Picture Prize” at the 14th Jeonju International Film Festival. With his works Ozawa have quickly gathered acclaim as one of Japan’s up-and-coming director. For “Lost Serenade” Ozawa challenged to depict original sin and redemption through a direct approach towards sexual violence also known as the "soul murder." Starring rising stars, Nori Sato and Uwa Ishibashi who poured their heart and soul into their characters, actors who shared Ozawa’s passion in this theme, Yota Kawase, Asuka Kurosawa and Jun Miho also supported the film.

Director Profile

Ozawa’s second feature film, “Remiges” (Director / Writer / Editor) was nominated for the International Competition at the 14th Jeonju International Film Festival (South Korea), and won the "Best Picture Prize" award. “Remiges” was released in sixteen theaters across Japan and created a huge response. His first feature film “A Warm Ray of Light” (Director / Writer / Editor) was an official selection at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival (China), one of the world's 10 largest film festivals. Ozawa continues to depict compelling social issues such as child abuse, dysfunctional family and young homeless as the center of his work.


"Remiges" (88min, 2013)
  • The 14th Jeonju International Film Festival (South Korea) International Competition "Best Picture Prize"
  • The 21th Raindance Film Festival (UK) Official Selection
  • The 15th Seoul International Youth Film Festival (South Korea) Official Selection
"A Warm Ray of Light" (118min, 2010)
  • The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival (China) Official Selection
  • The 6th Camera Japan Festival (The Netherlands) Official Selection
  • The 6th Leids international Film Festival (The Netherlands) Official Selection
"hard cold greenhouse" (32min, 2006)
  • The 18th Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival (Germany) Official Selection
  • The 3rd Cineastes Organization Osaka Exhibition (Japan) Official Selection
  • The 5th CON-CAN Movie Festival (Japan) Official Selection
  • The 3rd Sapporo International Short Film Festival (Japan) Official Selection


Nori Sato / Uwa Ishibashi
Kentarou Furuyama / Kyooko Tooyama / Yuuka Ueno / Ayaka Narukami / Sakurako Mizuki
Mika Akizuki / Youta Kawase / Yuya Takagawa
Asuka Kurosawa / Jun Miho


Written, Edited & Directed by
Masato Ozawa

  • Executive Producers:
    Futoshi Ozone / Hirofumi Shigemura / Hirohide Hatanaka / Toshihiko Murayama / Jun Arikawa
  • Produced by: Kazuyuki Kitaki
  • Associate producer: Makoto Kimata
  • Cinematographer: Sohei Tanikawa
  • Lighting: Shunri Rinoie
  • Production designer: Kenichi kato
  • Sound recording: Toshiharu Kamata
  • Music: Kenji Ueda
  • Stylist: Jun Minei
  • Costume: Keiko Yamasaki
  • Hair & Makeup: Ayaka Masumizu
  • Colorist: Genta Tamaki
  • First assistant director: Hirohito Takino
  • Production manager: Masahiko Hotogi
  • Production Companies:
  • Produced by: POTENHIT
  • Publicity & Distribution: MAGNETIZE

2016 / DCP / 111min / Color

selected for 32nd Warsaw Film Festival International Competition