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Documentary - Completed 2016

& Awards

DocLisboa 2016
International Competition
DOC NYC 2016
Hawaii International 2016
Documentary Competition
RIDM: Montreal International Documentary Film Festival 2016
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
Int'l Official Selection
CPH:DOX 2017
Doc Alliance Competition
CAAM Fest-San Francisco 2017
Documentary Competition
Sarasota Film Festival 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Family
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kimi TAKESUE
    • Producer(s)
    • Kimi TAKESUE (Kimikat Productions), Richard BEENEN
    • Synopsis
    • In this moving portrait, filmmaker Kimi Takesue turns the camera on her resilient Japanese-American grandfather, a retired postal worker who has lived in Honolulu for nearly a century. A recent widower in his 90’s, Grandpa Tom seems content to go about his daily routines until he shows surprising interest in his granddaughter’s stalled fictional screenplay and offers advice that is as shrewd as it is unexpected.

      In alternately funny and poignant discussions, Kimi’s fictional love story—and Tom’s creative revisions serve as a vehicle for his past memories of love, loss and perseverance to surface. Shot over six years in Honolulu, this intimate meditation on absence and family expands the vernacular of the “home movie” to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday and how sparks of humor and creativity can animate an ordinary life.
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