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My Dearest Sister Kyoka Tsukamoto

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As its title indicates, this first feature by Kyoka Tsukamoto is a love letter and a bid for reconciliation. It is the story of a woman who left Japan for Montreal, while her sister stayed behind. Geographical distance isn’t the main concern here, though: it is, instead, the unbridgeable chasm separating two visions of the women’s homeland. One of the women stayed rooted in a stifling patriarchal society; the other, the filmmaker, rejected it. She alternates brilliantly, and tragically, between her personal and family story and that of her country, questioning the foundations of a society that tolerates and even encourages psychological and physical abuse. A deeply intimate selfportrait, with many flights of poetry and lyricism that become sources of healing. (BD)

My Dearest Sister

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English, Japanese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 73 MIN
  • Cinematography : Pierre Tisseur, Claude Lafrance, Alex Margineanu, Kyoka Tsukamoto
  • Editing : Kyoka Tsukamoto
  • Production : Michel Ouellette, Kyoka Tsukamoto
  • Sound Design : Eric LeMoyne, Pierre Côté
Filmography of Kyoka Tsukamoto :

A Room with Sandhills (1999)
Fluid Landscape (2001)
Dreams and Mirrors (2010)
Creation and Sacrifice (2016)

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