"In Post-war Japan, Tsuyako, a factory worker and mother, must decided between duty and love."
Monday, February 1, 2010
Interview with ADVOCATE
We are so thrilled to announce that we had our first interview with Advocate - The US-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine. Will let you all know when our interview is up on their website! Stay tuned!
During Post-War Japan, Tsuyako lives a demanding life as a mill factory worker, obedient wife, and loving mother. When an old female lover, Yoshie, pays a surprise visit, she reignites a passion in Tsuyako - one that Tsuyako has repressed herself from feeling again, and has kept hidden since their separation. After Yoshie witnesses how Tsuyako’s new family mistreats her, she begs Tsuyako to leave with her to Tokyo, to live the life that they had always dreamt of together. Tsuyako must choose between her duties as a woman and the promise of freedom, while struggling to maintain the Japanese traditions of culture and respect of her family.
27 years old Tsuyako (Photographed by Kisaburo Miyazaki)
We are graduate students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, who have come together in a collaborative effort to make a film about one woman's journey during Post-Occupation Japan to find courage in being her truest self.
Mitsuyo Miyazaki - Writer/Director/Producer Christina H. Reed - Co-Writer Michelle Peerali - Producer Jacob Halajian - Producer