Hiroki is exasperated with her dad.
His only daughter is about to leave home, but instead of spending time with her, he has disappeared!
She’s left to placate a hotel guest who’s been left in charge in her dad’s absence. When he finally returns, she throws a fit.
Sensing Hiroki’s annoyance, the guest gives her two boiled eggs that he has prepared in the hot spring steam to share with her dad.
He thinks she’s like one of the eggs — cooked, mature and ready for the world.
Her dad thinks she’s soft-boiled, but a special kind.
One that is strong and ready to take on the world.
‘Soft-boiled’ featured at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival, the Naoussa International Film Festival, the Focus on Asia International Film Festival, the Hamamatsu Film Festival and the Independent Film Festival in Beppu.