| 6 min

Julia Kwan's short film captures the experience of a young woman as she travels to a new country. As summer opens into spring, mother and daughter build a life together. The taste and texture of each season, whether the ice-cream smell of summer, the crisp birch air of autumn, or the warmth of winter dumplings -- are lovingly rendered in animation, sound and image. Throughout the passage of time, the persistence of love endures, as resolute and unchanging as the cycle of the season.

This film was produced in partnership with VANOC and Canada CODE for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

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Blossom, Julia Kwan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Julia Kwan
  • director
    Julia Kwan
  • associate producer
    Teri Snelgrove
  • director of photography
    C. Kim Miles
  • animation
    Elisa Chee
    Aparna Kapur
  • design
    Elisa Chee
    Aparna Kapur
  • production designer
    Mary Ann Liu
  • sound design
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • consulting editor
    Michael Brockington
  • gaffer
    Tony Durke
  • photographer
  • makeup
    Pakou Her
  • production assistant
    Damian Kuehn
    Ashley CrowChief
  • clearances
    Found Images Research
  • re-recording engineer
    Jamie Mahaffey
  • mix facility
    The Mix Room
  • online editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • post-production services
    Finale Editworks
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Kay Leung
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

  • sarahvheald

    what a beautiful film,,so detailed, and also so universal,,the images of th eyounger woman helping the older with her scarf-so very poignant and telling

    sarahvheald, 22 Sep 2018
  • miao3333

    the actress looks like Chinese woman..

    miao3333, 13 Feb 2010
  • mathewmcgill

    Absolutely lovely !

    mathewmcgill, 12 Feb 2010

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