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Yukiko Mishima, A Stitch of Life, 2015

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: A Stitch of Life

7 Feb 2017

For dressmaker Ichie (Miki Nakatani, Memories of Matsuko), creating an item of clothing is a hugely personal process. Having inherited her grandmother’s shop, Ichie specialises in tailor-making clothes for each client using an old sewing machine. Her dressmaking shop is bustling and the locals adore her unique vintage creations. But when a department store offers to turn her clothing into a brand, Ichie must choose between honouring her grandmother’s will, or fashioning her own path.

Acclaimed director Yukiko Mishima (Bread and Happiness and A Drop of the Grapevine) adapts this manga into a heartfelt portrayal of a persevering and proud dressmaker and the people who love her creations. Featuring the original clothing created by acclaimed designer Sachiko Ito (who also designed costumes for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Airdoll), this film artfully depicts the beauty of clothing and a long-forgotten way of life.

A Stitch of Life (繕い裁つ人 [Tsukuroi tatsu hito]), dir. Yukiko Mishima, Japan 2015, 104 mins, Japanese with English subtitles.

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