Director:

Kyoka Tsukamoto

Originally from Tokyo, Tsukamoto moved to Canada after graduating from art college in metal studies (Toyama University), and started film studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada in 1997. She emigrated to Canada in 1998. After graduating from university, Tsukamoto moved to Montreal, and made some experimental essay works. She also composes music for her films and plays the piano.

Two sisters, one living in the West and one in the East, have opposite approaches to their childhood memories. In the wake of the Me Too Movement, Kyoka Tsukamoto, haunted by her past, travels back to Japan to reconnect with her sister, where the old wounds sprout from under the modern facade of today's Japan.

In My Dearest Sister, imagery is paramount, and Tsukamoto's poetic essay film, designed between documentary and narrative with its studied and careful mise-en-scène, is a multilayered, densely plotted meditation on the nature of femininity, masculinity, and society.

This film contains a discussion on child abuse and might not be comfortable to watch for everyone.

PROGRAMMERS NOTES

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Kyoka Tsukamoto

Cinematographer

Pierre Tisseur, Claude Lafrance, Alex Margineanu, Kyoka Tsukamoto

Producer

Michel Ouellette, Kyoka Tsukamoto

Editor

Kyoka Tsukamoto

Principal Cast

Yuuka Bergman, Kyoka Tsukamoto

Reza Sameni

RECOMMENDED WATCH TIME, FOLLOWED BY EXCLUSIVE DIRECTOR Q&A:

OCT 15, 11:00 AM

My Dearest Sister

Kyoka Tsukamoto

DOCUMENTARY | ENGLISH, JAPANESE | 77 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE

Reelworld Film Festival
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