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Wandering Memories

Yuta Noguchi
Japan, 2023, 24 min.

In Japanese with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

Shiori Sato has been searching for her son Taka, who mysteriously disappeared three years prior. One day, on the anniversary of Taka's fourth birthday. Shiori meets an information pawnbroker who can exchange "wanted information" for "memories of commensurate value." Shiori is torn to give up her memories for information on Taka's whereabouts. However, Shiori's father, Hideki worried she is still bound by the past, stops her.

Director's Statement

"The more it is a unique treasure, the more this endless sadness that gnaws at the heart rushes in. " "The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it." When you lose a loved one, do you carry a loving memory or a lifelong sadness? I want to bring this film to those who suffer the same way. I want people to see the "Wandering Memories" as a way to heal from their own respective pain. If you could not accept the death of a loved one, what would you do?

Category: Drama.

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