- Directed by Osamu Minorikawa
- 2013, 106 minutes, PG
- Starring Ko Shibasaki, Yôko Maki, Shinobu Terajima
Sue, Mai and Sawa documents the enduring friendship of three single women in their thirties as they confront the challenges, indignities and rewards of work, love and family. Sue-chan is an inventive cook at a chic bistro who is struggling to adjust to a new leadership role. Mai-chan works in sales, but spends a lot of time covering for her incompetent boss. And Sawa-san (a few years older, hence the more formal honorific –san) is a freelance illustrator caring for her bedridden grandmother. Beautifully filmed and superbly cast, with a soft, aspirational gloss that belies the harder truths at its core, this is a sharply observant film that refuses to be dismissed as a simple chick flick.
Presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto
Community partner: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival