Based in Tokyo, Director NISHIHARA Takashi maintains the feministic viewpoint and interviews young people living in modern times. He comprises this whole film by combining the fragments of young people’s lives with documentaries and narrative films. His subjects are students, nude models, and musicians in bad situations. The pieces of their lives combine well with Ishihara’s personal thesis, namely the argument for changing the society we live in today, forming the basis of the film’s narratives.
Real actors, musicians, and models living in the era of ‘Me Too Movement’ present their own prospects for the modern society, each playing fictional variations and talking about topics such as sex politics, family pressure, comfort at work, and the appearance of modern youth. NISHIHARA, who studied art and film at Waseda University, has been invited to several international film festivals, including Tokyo and Göteborg, for his second film Starting Over. Sisterhood is his fourth work. (Jay JEON)
Born in 1983 in Toyama Prefecture, Japan and graduated from the Department of Arts and Film at Waseda University. He directed BLUE RAY (2013), STARTING OVER (2014).