NARAtive 2010 - 2020

After many years working in Japan, Xiaoze’s “Grandma” comes from China to visit, hoping to learn the whereabouts of the returned Japanese war orphan she had raised as her own daughter. With limited knowledge they follow her trail, making friends and discovering a unique human experience.

  • Director:Pengfei
  • Japan, China
  • 2020
  • 99min.
  • color
  • DCP
  • Japanese, Chinese
  • JPN Sub.


Screening Dates, Times, and Venues


Sep.21 (Wed.) 10:00-
Bus Terminal

* Only If there are vacant seats, direct entry on site is also possible.

movie trailer
“Sino-Japanese friendship” is an important theme I’ve always wanted to shoot. Sadly, mentioning Japan to modern Chinese people commonly evokes memories of the tragic war. But war ends, and love doesn’t. Between the people of China and Japan there are many touching, bright stories of humanity. Before the real memories of war still stay with us, I want to seize the moment and tell a story of great love of the two peoples.

Born in China in 1982. After studying film at a film school in Paris, France, Pengfei returned to China in 2006 and worked as the assistant director of Tsai Ming Liang (Taiwan). His debut feature Underground Fragrance premiered in 2015 Venice Days. His second feature The Taste of Rice Flower won the Audience Award at 2018 Nara International Film Festival.

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