A surreal fairy tale that coils in on itself like a slow-motion whirlpool and achieves an atmosphere of sublime creepiness without ever precisely making sense. Pretty high school student Kirie (Eriko Hatsune) lives in the small coastal town of Kurozo-Cho. She's an average student, a friendly, well-adjusted girl who isn't part of the in-crowd but isn't an outcast either. She loves her widowed father, a prize-winning potter (Tarou Suwa), and has a sort-of boyfriend in Shuichi (Fhi Fan), a childhood playmate who's matured into the kind of moody, introspective teenager who'll probably wind up in an art-goth band. Nothing much happens in Kurozo-Cho the local cop (D...