Makoto has started university, but decided to pass the opening ceremony. While wandering around he finds a girl, standing in the front of the road, wishing to pass. But no car will stop for her here, that Makoto well knows. Soon, after telling her she can't pass, they slowly become good friends, and Makoto teaches her the art of the camera -- filming together in their secret forest.
This is, indeed, as many have noted, one of the most beautiful films there is. If I were asked, I wouldn't really know where to put the finger on what makes it special, or magical; at any rate, much can be attributed to the two mains. It is not a conventional love story, it has no intricate plot or what you'd call 'brilliant scriptwriting', but it's a unique experience to watch. Recommended.