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Ashes

Ashes

A Feature film by Idrissa Guiro, Mélanie Pavy

Produced by Simbad Films

Release in France : 10/06/2015

    Synopsis

    While emptying the Parisian apartment of her mother Kyoko, who has just died, Akiko discovers a pile of notebooks specifically left for her. The notebooks are her mother's personal diary, which she started writing in 1964. Laden with the strange inheritance, Akiko decides to take her mother's urn back to Japan to her maternal family, and in the process discovers that she is herself part of an intimate area of her mother's life about which she new nothing. The film travels between two generations of women, from the France of the New Wave to Japan after the atomic bomb. While looking for the right place to disperse her mother's ashes, Akiko goes back in time and tries to find her own place.
    Akiko, the heroine of this documentary, refers to her mother the actress and her mother the feminine icon of the 1960s. The film is carried along by this dialog beyond death, just as it is by Kyoko's past and Akiko's destiny.

    Videos

    15/06/2015

    Ashes

    Trailer (French Subs)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Simbad Films

    News agency (France) :

    Makna Presse

    French distribution :

    DOC(K)S 66

    Photos

    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriters :

    Idrissa Guiro, Mélanie Pavy

    Director of Photography :

    Idrissa Guiro

    Editor :

    Mélanie Pavy

    Grader :

    Pierre Sudre

    Voice :

    Hiromi Asai

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Chloé Lorenzi

    Sound Editor :

    Zacharie Naciri

    Sound Mixer :

    Mathieu Deniau

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2014

    French release :

    10/06/2015

    Runtime :

    1 h 14 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    141.535

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    16/9

    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1