Ugoku Tokai - Moving City - Director: Lars Ostmann

Director: Lars Ostmann - 2020 - 96 Min.

Life is movement - moving and being moved. The highest concentration of movement is the city. A person in Tokyo discovers twelve paths with a different sense of time. He begins to question his everyday moves. What makes us come alive? Will we go on the same way?

Inspired by Buddhist texts and Thoreau, Hegel, Heidegger and Rilke, this film invites to see our ever-moving present with fresh eyes.

“This "movie" is moving through the city, not to run after something, but rather simply to remain "movable" in these times where we need resilience and improvisation.” - Lars Ostmann


  • IDFA Intl. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – Student Competition (2020)
  • Nancy Film Festival (2021)
  • Tama New Wave Tokyo – Un Certain Regard (2021)
  • BKK DOC Bangkok (2021)
  • ISFMF Intl. Sound & Film Music Festival – Horizon Competition for Best Film Music (2021)
  • FIDBA Intl. Documentary Film Festival Buenos Aires – Panorama del cine documental contemporáneo (2022)
  • Experimental Forum Los Angeles (2022)
  • DOC.BERLIN (2021) | Best German Documentary
  • AAIFF All Asian International Film Festival Manila (2021)
  • Festival Traces de Vies Clermont-Ferrad (2021)
  • The Fine Arts Film Festival Venice, California (2022)


  • Best German Documentary – DOC.BERLIN
  • Best Asian Feature – AAIFF
  • Best Experimental Feature – The Fine Arts Film Festival
  • Mention Spéciale du Prix des Étudiants – Festival Traces de Vies