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Last Chestnuts

Zhao Ye

Release year: 2010

Run time: 60 mins

Film type: Fiction


A woman who has been hospitalised in Tokyo travels to Kashihara, in Nara Prefecture, to search for her son. Her only clues to his whereabouts are her memories and some photos on a camera he left in the hospital. As she searches for the boy, the woman gets to know his friends and the beautiful landscape pf the surrounding region. But her dream of finding her son before she dies remains unfulfilled.


Director biography

Zhao Ye (1979, China) graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 2004. He directed his first short, the animation Cai Wei, in 2004. His début feature Ma Wu Jia (2007) screened at numerous international film festivals and won the Best Picture Award at the China Independent Film Festival.