A science fiction writer finds out his wife has cancer, and decides to write her a story every day to keep her alive, like a reverse Scheherazade, or perhaps to cope with the inevitability of his loss.
The stories, or what the viewer sees represented, are quirky, slightly anachronistic, 50s style classic sci-fi bits, that creep into the narrative as funny, campy sketches that mix fiction and reality.
The movie is inspired by real life events. Japanese science fiction writer Taku Mayumura wrote a story a day since his wife was diagnosed with cancer. The 1778 stories he wrote for her have been published after her death in 2002.
It's a beautiful movie, about how writing can be a way to cope with grief and loss. World premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.