Kimchi-Natto

28min, Drama, Japan & Korea

Synopsis

In Korea, a high-school girl named Hana learns of her mother’s death along with a lifelong secret: that her mother is a Japanese immigrant. Traveling to Japan to reconcile with her grandmother, Tayeko, who had been unknown to her all this time, Hana tries to find ways to make connections with her mother’s past. If she is to get passed Tayeko’s icy exterior, though, she will need to confront their shared language barriers, national prejudice, and most of all, food.

Screening/Award

Evergreen Short Film Festival; Winner of Grand Prize, South Korea, 2009
Busan Digital Contents Universiade 2009, South Korea
Fuji TV Student Films 6 ODAIBA 2009; A representative of University of Nihon, Japan
Japan Overseas Student Film Festival 2008, Japan