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2018 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Akashi

Directed by Mayumi Yoshida

Canada / 2017 / Drama / 10 mins

Description

AKASHI follows Kana, a young woman from Japan, who leaves home to pursue her career in North America. Though she’s adapted to her new life, she feels emotionally distant and can’t seem to sustain a long-term relationship. When Kana returns home to pay respects to her recently deceased grandmother, she begins to recall one of their most intimate conversations. Reliving these memories and the funeral compel Kana to reflect upon her own actions and examine the course of her life.


Director's Bio

Actress Mayumi Yoshida is from Tokyo,Japan. She moved to Vancouver in 2010 to attend Vancouver Film School Acting for Film and Television Program. She made her playwright debut at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival for “NeOnね音” at The Cultch which she directed and starred in as well. She is best known for her role on THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE (Amazon Studios) which got her the nomination for BEST EMERGING ACTOR at the UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS (2016). Her film directing debut short “Akashi-あかし-” which she wrote/acted in as well, won the Grand prize at TELUS Storyhive’s Digital Shorts contest, and is currently the finalist for NBC UNIVERSAL Short Film festival.



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