1. THE STORY
    "I Have Seen My Last Born" is about Rwanda in transition from its difficult and violent past towards development, seen through the life of a man who juggles the roles of father and son, between the city and the village.

    CREDITS
    Directors Samuel Gray Anderson and Lee Isaac Chung
    Cinematographer Lee Isaac Chung
    Editor Samuel Gray Anderson
    Producers Samuel Gray Anderson, Lee Isaac Chung, Eugene Suen, and Jean Kwezi

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    For all inquiries:
    email:info@almondtreefilms.com

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  4. Synopsis:
    A group of friends travels to the beach to encourage Jason, recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. The journey is rooted in nostalgia and desire for a meaningful farewell, although the friends avoid the subject of Jason's illness. Some time later, as Mark and Karen plan to have a child, the beach trip lingers as a haunting memory in their new phase of life ... Inspired by the poetry of Gerald Stern. From the director of the award-winning MUNYURANGABO.

    Reviews:
    "...[a] meditative, lyrical, and yet hauntingly familiar look at the elusive nature of memory among day-to-day experiences. ...I was mesmerized by it." -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE

    "there’s not a shred of irony in Chung’s authorial voice. The film’s main concerns – How does one remain hopeful in the face of suffering? How can the artist transform the stuff of life into a harbinger of beauty and grace? – were heavy subjects when Tarkovsky tackled them, and they’re heavy now. The slightest wink to the audience would cripple Lucky Life, and it’s to Chung’s great credit that this deceptively ambitious film maintains its balance through to the final shot." -Darren Hughes, Long Pauses

    Festivals:
    Tribeca International Film Festival - Competition - 2010
    Torino Film Festival - Onde - 2010
    Milwaukee Film Festival - 2010
    Bratislava International Film Festival - 2010
    American Film Festival - 2010
    Moscow International Film Festival - 2011

    Starring:
    Daniel O'Keefe (Mark)
    Megan McKenna (Karen)
    Kenyon Adams (Jason)
    Richard Harvell (Alex)

    Directed by Lee Isaac Chung
    Written by Lee Isaac Chung and Samuel Gray Anderson
    Cinematography by Jenny Lund and Koji Otsuka
    Sound by Greg Sextro
    Original score by Bryan Senti
    Additional music by Matthew Croasmun

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    EXTRA FEATURES
    Highway (2003): one of the first short films by Lee Isaac Chung
    Behind the Scenes: A look into the production of Lucky Life, Sept-Oct 2008
    After the Storm (2008): by cinematographer and avid surfer Koji "Shaka" Otsuka, a photography poem

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