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Sisterhood (Gwut mui)

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7:15 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

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Revisiting the past can be nostalgic and heartwarming but can also bring with it confusion and heartbreak. In Sisterhood, director Tracy Choi takes on the complicated task of looking back on one woman's life and, in particular, at her relationship with her best friend, Ling.

When Sei starts working at the massage parlor, Ling takes her under her wing. When Ling discovers that she is pregnant, Sei proposes that they raise the baby together. Happy in their special bond, it seems as if nothing can get in their way. But when neighbours begin to gossip about the relationship, and a young man begins courting Sei, the friends' carefree life starts to crack, and eventually sets the women on separate paths. Twenty years later, after she learns that Ling has passed away, Sei returns to Macau to put the pieces together and discover the truth about the end of their relationship.

Created in a culture of homophobia, Tracy Choi’s Sisterhood takes a brave and beautiful look at the fine line that can exist between friendship and romantic love.

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