My Dearest Sister

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    My Dearest Sister

    Directed by

    Canada

    2018

    73 min

    • English
    • Japanese

    Drama

    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.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Kyoka Tsukamoto
    Ingrid Berzins Leuzy
    Cinematography
    Pierre Tisseur
    Claude Lafrance
    Alex Margineanu
    Kyoka Tsukamoto
    Editing
    Kyoka Tsukamoto
    Music
    Kyoka Tsukamoto
    Sarah Pagé
    Production
    MICHEL OUELLETTE
    Production
    KYOKA TSUKAMOTO
    Sales
    LA DISTRIBUTRICE DE FILMS
    Kyoka Tsukamoto

    Kyoka Tsukamoto

    Canada

    A Montréal based filmmaker, Kyoka Tsukamoto, has been working on some experimental films and essay works to establish her creative signature: the specificity of the film medium as the complexity of a mind. It is its capacity for using the system of the conscious mind as a cinematic form. Our mind is naturally complex, as it connects pieces of perceived reality, thoughts, memories and dreams. MY DEAREST SISTER premiered at the RIDM Festival.