GRAVE GOODS a personal documentary USA, 2012, HD video, 11:37 min, Mandarin w/English subtitles

Exhibition formats: HDCAM, Blu-ray, Quicktime

TRAILER

"A clean, graphically pleasing style countered by a deeply felt grief."
- Susanna Locascio, Hammer to Nail

SYNOPSIS

What becomes of the personal effects we leave behind after our death?
Grave Goods, the director’s homage to her grandmother and a sensitive reflection on mourning and remembrance, opens with this question.
Through a rigorous ‘mise en scène’, the filmmaker shows objects and images belonging to the departed, while giving free rein to her own recollections.
An intimate cinematographic museum of the fleeting nature of existence.
-A. Bottani, Visions du Réel

FESTIVAL & AWARDS

Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY 2013 World Premiere

Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland, 2013 International Premiere

Regional Finalist, 40th Student Academy Awards

CAAMFest: San Jose, 2013

Big Eddy Film Festival, Narrowsburg, NY, 2013

Alternative Visions, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, 2013

Emerging Filmmaker Award, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2013

Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany, 2013

Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA), Biarritz, France, 2014

PRESS

Film Review, Film Festival reViews, April 2013

Film Review, Hammer to Nail, May 2013

Interview with Leslie Tai, Frontrunner Magazine, August 2013

Best of 2013: Asian American Films, Asia Pacific Art, December 2013

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POSTER DESIGN BY Doug Behl