Akashi

Akashi

Akashi

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 can’t seem to sustain a long-term relationship.
Her mother calls informing Kana that grandma passed away. As Kana returns home to pay her respects, she begins to recall her most intimate conversation with grandma. In their talk, Grandma is proud of Kana for leaving Japan. Kana argues it’s even harder to raise a family and sustain a marriage for a lifetime. Grandma tells Kana that their 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.

Directed by Mayumi Yoshida (Canada)