Japanese Film Festival 2019 THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, SYDNEY AND ACMI PRESENT

My Father, the Bride

Unclassified (all ages)

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Returning home for her mother’s second memorial service was never going to be easy for Tohka. While she's been struggling in Ginza at her cosmetics job and trapped in a passionless marriage, things for her family have also changed back in her island hometown.

Needless to say, she’s confused and in shock when greeted by her father wearing her mother’s dress. At the family dinner table, when introduced to his new fiancé: the local handyman, she finally cracks. While everyone else is delighted with her dad’s decisions and newfound happiness, Tohka simply can’t accept her dad becoming her mum.

As her father’s fiancé, his maybe-adopted daughter, and Tohka’s Sri-Lankan sister-in-law Samjhana enter the family, this uplifting comedy speaks to social issues of inclusivity while celebrating the beauty of cultural heritage. Infused with a quirky pop sensibility, the heartwarming appeal of home cooking, and the simplicity of everyday life, 28-year-old female director Momoko Fukada perfectly captures the meaning of family.

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Please note that these sessions will be held at Treasury Theatre

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