All That Remains
Filmfest 2011

Four people — bound by the common thread of a deeply personal loss — take to the road at a pivotal moment in their lives, hoping to move ahead. In Japan, Nakata resigns from a life-long career behind a desk to start the life he’s dreamed of for 30 years. He meets Ellen, a mysterious but endearing Westerner looking for a ride out of Tokyo. Together they make the drive southeast towards the fabled coast of Umikongo… Across the ocean Ellen’s brother Ben is heading North along the California coast on a mysterious quest. Along the way he picks up Sara, a spirited hitchhiker from Las Vegas who’s searching for a new life after a troubling marriage. Together they make their way to the mystical cliffs of Big Sur where Ben must complete his task… On both sides of the ocean, the uneasy relationship between strangers evolves. Ellen’s health deteriorates; Ben performs a ritual by the sea. As the road unfolds, their fates collide.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Isabelle Caillat, Toshi Toda, Travis Shakespeare, Olga Rosin


Director: Pierre-Adrian Irlé, Valentin Rotelli