Relato familiar

Familiar Tale


Direction: Sumie García
Screenplay: Sumie García
Production company: Nomada
Producer: Santiago de la Paz Nicolau, Lucía Díaz Álvarez, Sumie García, Alejandro Quintero
Cinematography: Sumie García
Edition: Sumie García
Sound: Santiago de la Paz Nicolau
Music: Josué Collado


Runtime: 20:52
Format: Digital
Dialogues: Spanish, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Country: Mexico
Year: 2017


Foto Saeki is a deserted analogue photography goods store in the Santa Maria la Ribera neighborhood in Mexico City. Its owner, Yukio Saeki, arrived to Mexico in 1955. At 86 years old, he can still hear the echo of a hot Monday morning in Japan, as he walked across a field toward the ocean when he was 13 years old.



Year Festival Country Award
2017 Visions du Réel - Nyon International Film Festival Switzerland
2017 Guanajuato International Film Festival Mexico
2017 FICValdivia - Festival Internacional de Cine Valdivia Chile
2017 SHORTS MÉXICO - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México Mexico Best documentary
2017 Canberra International Film Festival Australia
2017 Festival International de Cine de Morelia Mexico Best short documentary
2018 Premios Ariel - Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas Mexico Nominated for Best Documentary Short
2018 Dublin Docs Ireland {Republic}
2017 Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival - Curta Cinema Brazil
2018 Ann Arbor Film Festival United States
2018 Hot Docs Film Festival & Market Canada