A Stitch of Life

November 20, 2022
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NY Premiere. A small town near Kobe houses a popular dressmaking boutique run by Ichie Minami (Miki Nakatani), who inherited the business from her grandmother, the founder of the shop. Refashioning, hemming and threading, Ichie utilizes the old-fashioned techniques and designs passed down to her, keeping in line with the traditions her grandmother established. When department store Fujii (Takahiro Miura) employee approaches her boutique to develop it into a brand (with mass-produced garments), Ichie refuses. Fujii gradually comes to appreciate the craft and philosophies that motivate Ichie, as she finally dares to branch out and design her own work.

Dir. Yukiko Mishima, 2015, 104 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Miki Nakatani, Takahiro Miura, Hairi Katagiri.

Part of the ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond
November 11—20, 2022

Image: © 2015 Aoi Ikebe/Kodansha “a stitch of life” Film Partners

ACA Cinema Project, The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers from JAPAN CUTS and Beyond is Co-presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.

Lead Sponsor

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • Sunday, November 20, 2022
  • 4:00 pm
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets