Akashi あかし

Akashi short film

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Kana, a young woman from Japan, is pursuing her career in North America and has adapted to her new environment. However, her new lifestyle has made her emotionally distant and she can’t seem to sustain a long-term relationship.

Her mother calls, informing Kana that her grandmother has passed away. As Kana returns home to pay her respects, she begins to recall her most intimate conversation with her grandma. She tells Kana that her marriage was far from ideal and, to Kana’s surprise, grandma reveals a secret which changes Kana’s attitudes on relationships.

Memories and the funeral force Kana to look inside herself and examine her own life.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Mayumi Yoshida
Producers: Phil Planta, Adam Van Steinburg

Produced through TELUS STORYHIVE.

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