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Floating Light

Directed by Natalie Murao

November 5 / Canada / 2017 / Drama / 12 mins / English / Colour / Wrold Premiere

Plays In:
Program 10: Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 5, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

After being forced to return early from summer camp, Dana and Sam are planted in the midst of their recently late grandfather’s Buddhist funeral ceremony. Dana struggles to understand the older generation’s traditions as it is one of the only connections to their Japanese heritage. Meanwhile, Sam must answer her younger sister’s questions regarding religion and the transition from life to death. A VAFF Best Canadian Short Award nominee.


Director's Bio

​Natalie Murao is a filmmaker from Vancouver, British Columbia with a BFA from Simon Fraser University. Although she enjoys dabbling in production design, Natalie’s passion lies in writing and directing films that can engage the Asian Canadian community. Her films draw from personal experiences, especially her childhood, which include themes of memory, the mundane, and magical realism.


Credits

Director/Writer/Producer: ​Natalie Murao


Plays in

  1. Nov 5: Program 10 – Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

    November 5 / 120 mins
    Our “Life In Multiculture” CANADIAN SHORTS program celebrates the myriad cultural, sexual and individual identities of Canadian Asian and hapa diaspora—especially poignant through the lens of Canada 150.

    In This Program: Skin To Skin, Lost In Transit, Bulgogi, Sleepwalk, Lucy, Violet and June, The Ether Inside, Flagged, Floating Light


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Program 10: Canadian Shorts: Life In Multiculture

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
November 5, 2017 2:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets