You cannot choose your destiny in life, but whatever path you take, you can be true to your heart and loyal to those you love. Quill is a guide-dog for the blind, and this piece of wisdom serves him well in life. But it's not a bad philosophy for humans, either. Directed by Yoichi Sai, Quill is the heart-warming story of a labrador retriever and his journey from puppyhood into a responsible working dog who faithfully accompanies his good-natured but grumpy blind master. While many films about animals focus on the theme of loyalty, Quill places emphasis on the development of Quill as a character. Scenes depicting Quill growing up, training with other dogs and making friends with the people around him are simple but touching. The film is at its most powerful when Sai focuses his camera on Quill's eyes. It is amazing to see the eyes of an animal so full of emotion. Perhaps even great actors like Sean Penn could hone their craft by taking a tip from their canine friends. Quill proves there is no need for wall-to-wall music, over-the-top acting or expensive special effects to arouse our emotions. There is an ethereal quality in all living beings, and just by capturing that beauty Sai has made a simple but unforgettably good movie.