A Stitch of Life

繕い裁つ人 (Tsukuroi tatsu hito)

UK Premiere

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. 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.


監督: 三島有紀子
出演: 中谷美紀、三浦貴大、片桐はいり

Distributor: Pony Canyon

Director: Yukiko Mishima
Starring: Miki Nakatani, Takahiro Miura, Hairi Katagiri
2015, 104 min, English subtitles

Showing at:

7 February 2017

Dundee Contemporary Arts
28 February 2017

Exeter Phoenix
8 March 2017

Brewery Arts Centre
10 March 2017

17 March 2017

20 March 2017

Phoenix Leicester
22 March 2017

Queen's Film Theatre
25 March 2017