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A film by Kei Chikaura

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Immigration/Emigration

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  • Kei Chikaura


    Kei Chikaura grew up in Germany and Japan. He studied economics and cinema at Osaka University. In 2006 Chikaura founded "Creatps Inc", a media production based in Tokyo, and in 2012, started a career directing movies. He directed music documentaries and live concert films of some of the most prominent musicians in Japan. His 2nd short film "The Lasting Persimmon" was selected to the international competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2016.

    2017: Signature
    2015: The Lasting Persimmon
    2013: Empty House

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2017: Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland) | Official Selection
  • 2017: Toronto International Film Festival | Short Cuts
  • 2017: Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
  • 2017: Bristol Encounters Int. Short Film Festival (UK) | Official Selection


An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorizing “his hope” in the middle of the noisy crowd in Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan). Something that might change his destiny awaits him.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 13'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: Japan
  • Original Language(s): Chinese / English / Japanese
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Lu Yulai
  • Screenplay: Kei Chikaura
  • Cinematographer: Miki Ogawa
  • Editor: Kei Chikaura
  • Sound: Masashi Furuya

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Creatps Inc.