A24’s Mystery Project Discovered to Be Futuristic Japanese Short ‘Toru’ Heading to Sundance

A24’s Mystery Project Discovered to Be Futuristic Japanese Short ‘Toru’ Heading to Sundance
This past week a mysterious A24 trailer was released for an untitled project. While many believed it to be a new sci-fi film, now, thanks to The Film Stage, we know what the project really is.

According to the site, the feature is actually a Sundance-bound short film called “Toru.” After a reader spotted a still on Sundance’s website that matched the trailer footage, they did some additional digging and found images and information that corresponded with the project.

“Toru” is a 14-minute Japanese short with English subtitles, directed by Jonathan Minard and Scott Rashap. The synopsis, courtesy of Wicked Local, is as follows: “With a science fiction undercurrent, ‘Toru’ centers on the story of a baby boy, named Toru, born with a fatal lung condition. As he only has a few days to live Toru’s parents sign him up for a trial experiment that would simulate a
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