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Michael Hidetoshi Mori

Canada | 2022 | 50 min
A writer remembers moments of closeness with her mother as a child, when her mother would take her to paint in the garden to get her away from domestic violence. The writer, now an adult, revisits these memories to better understand her mother’s internal struggle between patriarchal tradition and her love for her children. Jimmie LeBlancs opera, in a cinematic adaptation of Klara Du Plessiss poetic work, offers a moving immersion into the intimate and poignant world of this mother-daughter relationship, highlighting the importance of family ties and addressing profound themes such as domestic violence, motherhood and patriarchal society.
Director Michael Hidetoshi Mori, Michael Hidetoshi Mori
Author Klara Du Plessis
Director of Photography Xavier Madore
Playwright Michael Hidetoshi Mori
Production Jimmie LeBlanc
Production Manager Jimmie LeBlanc
Editing Xavier Madore
Sound Recording Dominc Jasmin
Cast Zeke Zhuang, Xin Wang, Adelaide Halladay
Sound mixing Xavier Madore
Music Jimmie LeBlanc
Costumes Alessia Urbani
Lighting Flavie Lemée
Other Sara Sabourin, La Conserve Média

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Michael Hidetoshi Mori

Michael Hidetoshi Mori

Michael Hidetoshi Mori is a leading international voice in socially and artistically progressive opera and music theatre. An award-winning Canadian/​American stage director, the General Director of Tapestry Opera in Toronto, and the Chair of the Board of the Association for Opera in Canada, he is frequently sought after as a director, dramaturge, producer and speaker.
Michael is a specialist in developing and devising new work and has brought more than ten new operas to world premiere in the last five years alone. In 2017, for the world premiere production of Rocking Horse Winner, Michael won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Direction and helped Rocking Horse Winner garner a total of 5 awards at Canada’s most prestigious theatre awards, including best production making it the most awarded show in Toronto in 2017. As a performer and music director, Michael has been nominated for a Juno Award and was awarded the West Coast Music Award for Classical Music with the Vancouver-based ensemble musica intima.

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