Little Nunu grew up with Dad’s fantastical tales. It coloured her world: a cow lived in her milk cup, armpits were where babies came from…
She didn’t question. She gulped it down, like the cup of milk she had for breakfast.
There were stories. Then, the memories. And gossip. Memories: long cycling trip home in warm, humid summers. Specific events: when the landlady was rude to dad, the mysterious car who passed dad a wad of cash. Gossip: parents gossiping about her absent mum.
She was left wanting for more — the truth. But she never asked.
Eighteen years on, Nunu realised that she lied as well. She never had a taste for it, but she, too, gulped it down.
‘My Milk Cup Cow’ was Yantong’s graduation work at the Tokyo University Of the Arts. This animation won many accolades at international animation film festivals.