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The Old Young Crow


12 minutes | 2023 | Japan, USA | Narrative | 🔊 Farsi, Japanese | English Sub. | All Ages


Mehrdad, now an old man, recalls his encounter with an elderly Japanese woman named Chiyo at a graveyard in Tokyo near his elementary school. Through his childhood sketchbook, he reflects on the mystery of her disappearance.


THU, 30 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 15:45

SAT, 2 DEC 2023 | XXI STUDIO 5 | 16:25

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Liam LoPinto

Liam LoPinto

Liam LoPinto is a filmmaker and animator from New York City. He graduated from NYU Tisch’s UGFTV program in 2017. He also studied at Waseda University in Tokyo and attended CalArts’ Character Animation program from 2017-2021. His film French Fly was selected for CAA Moebius’ 5th Showcase. His documentary “Karam Camera” was made in partnership with Karam Foundation focusing on empowering young Syrian refugees. He’s a first generation Iranian-American and his work focuses on diaspora, refugees, immigrants, and dissidents.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Elephant Train

Producer Liam LoPinto

Main Cast Young Mehrdad – Naoto Shibata, Old Mehrdad – Hassan Shahbazi

Screenplay Liam LoPinto

Cinematographer Liam LoPinto, Ryota Chida, Bai Xue

Editor Liam LoPinto

Notable Achievement

Palm Springs Best of Fest