In postwar Japan, Tsuyako lives a demanding life as a factory worker, obedient wife and loving mother. But when her old lover, Yoshie, pays a surprise visit, she reignites a passion in Tsuyako. who must choose between her duties as a woman and the bliss of freedom, while struggling to maintain the traditions of culture and the respect of her family.
Directed by Mitsuyo Miyazaki
Tsuyako is screening in LA at Outfest this weekend
It has already screened at ShortShorts in Tokyo and won the audience award as well as playing at the Palm Springs International Film Festival as it was the winner of future filmmaker award and the runner up for the audience award there. It has also been selected to play in San Francisco soon in the Frameline Film Festival and that is just a small part of this film's success… With the help of some fundraisers in LA and donations from Japan and Kickstarter this film was made possible.