Scene from the film Grave Goods
Scene from the film Grave Goods
Scene from the film Grave Goods

Grave Goods

  • United States
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What becomes of the personal effects we leave behind after our death? Grave Goods, the director’s homage to her grandmother and a sensitive reflection on mourning and remembrance, opens with this question. Through a rigorous ‘mise en scène’, the filmmaker shows objects and images belonging to the departed, while giving free rein to her own recollections. An intimate cinematographic museum of the fleeting nature of existence.


  • Original title
    Grave Goods
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Leslie Tai
  • DOP
    Leslie Tai
  • Editing
    Leslie Tai
  • Music
    Hunter McCurry, Chris Carlson, Dub Gabriel
  • Duration
    12 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY 2013 World Premiere
    • Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland, 2013 International Premiere
    • CAAMFest: San Jose, 2013
    • Big Eddy Film Festival, Narrowsburg, NY, 2013
    • Alternative Visions, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, 2013
    • San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2013
    • Kasseler Dokfest, Kassel, Germany, 2013
    • Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA), Biarritz, France, 2014
  • Awards
    • Regional Finalist, 40th Student Academy Awards
    • Emerging Filmmaker Award, San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2013 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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