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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

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A filmmaker’s personal journey to reconnect with her sister.

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Directed by: Kyoka Tsukamoto

Documentary Feature / Canada, Japan / 77 mins

Strand: Viva Voce: Stories of Women

International Premiere

Screening Sunday 22 September 18:00 | Monday 23 September 13:00

Review:

Kyoka Tsukamoto is a filmmaker, but that was not her original destiny. It was not the career chosen her by her father, a man who is slowly unveiled, as this documentary unfolds, to be overbearing and authoritarian - something that is conceded by Kyoka’s mother and sister. But he was also abusive, and sexually invasive, which is where Kyoka - who has moved to the West - finds contention with her family. Her recollections of the past are at odds with the accounts of her mother and sister. Where Kyoka sees blatant emotional and sexual misconduct, they see a man who cared deeply for his family, perhaps too deeply.

In investigating this discrepancy, Kyoka considers not only her family situation but ideas of masculinity and femininity; east and west, more generally. There seems to be not only a personal but also a cultural chasm building between herself and her family. This is not a film of simple answers or sociological musings, but rather a film that deals in visual metaphor, using the subtleties of filmmaking to communicate unspeakable feelings and cross unbridgeable gaps. / Review by Milo Garner

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Filmmaker Kyoka Tsukamoto will be presenting solo piano pieces from her feature length essay film, "My Dearest Sister" on Monday 23rd September at 8pm at the Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London. Free admission.

Credits:

Director: Kyoka Tsukamoto

Writer: Kyoka Tsukamoto and Ingrid Berzins Leuzy

Producer: Michel Ouellette, Kyoka Tsukamoto

Cast: Yuuka Bergman, Kyoka Tsukamoto

Original Music by: Kyoka Tsukamoto and Sarah Pagé

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

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