Fashion Films: A STITCH OF LIFE 繕い裁つ人
@JFT, free admission, registration required. All films in Japanese w/English subtitles
Celebrate spring with us by taking a glimpse of Japanese fashion spanning a thousand years in this film series.
April is also the month that international fashion icon Issey Miyake celebrates his 80th birthday on April 22!
@ JFT, free admission, RSVP required. For other films in the Fashion Films Series click here.
A STITCH OF LIFE 繕い裁つ人
April 30, 2018 1:00 PM + 6:30 PM << TWO FILM SCREENINGS!
Directed by Yukiko Mishima  104 minutes
Film adaptation of Ikebe Aoi’s comic about clothes by director Yukiko Mishima, who has gained popularity for depicting the relationship between people and food in her films. This film portrays with sensitivity, the emotions of a woman who runs a dressmaking shop and the people who love her clothes.
Ichie (Nakatani Miki) runs a dressmaking boutique, and her focus is refashioning clothes made by her grandmother, who founded the shop, along with creating a few new pieces of her own. She’s been turning down proposals from a department store to develop her own brand, but salesman Fujii (Miura Takahiro) sways her with a single comment.
Director Yukiko Mishima is one of the directors on the forefront of films coming out of Japan. Some of her other films include; Dear Etranger, A Night’s Tight Rope, Bread of Happiness, A Drop of the Grapevine and Shisei. Her film Dear Etranger was the opening film of the 2017 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. Currently she is working on the film Memory of Antique Books, based on the novel by En Mikami, scheduled to be released in November 2018.