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Three young Chinese-Canadian sisters, with a fertile imagination and living in poverty in the East end of Toronto... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
My Anh Tran ... Sissi
Ling-Sau Chung ... Mimi
Stephanie Padua ... Lili
Christopher Tai ... Michael
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russell Bennett ... Teacher
Susan Chang ... Mother

Ho Chow ... Father

Directed by
Julia Kwan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julia Kwan 

Produced by
Ingrid Veninger .... producer
Original Music by
John Welsman 
Cinematography by
Dylan Macleod  (as Dylan MacLeod)
Film Editing by
Kerry Davie 
Production Design by
Jeremy Wreford 
Costume Design by
Tanya Heaps 
Makeup Department
Carolyn Karwat .... key makeup artist
Linda Matarasso .... daily makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Solomos .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derby Crewe .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Louis DiFlorio .... re-recording mixer
Louis DiFlorio .... sound mixer
J.R. Fountain .... sound effects editor
Matthew McKenzie .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Athena Wong .... still photographer
Music Department
Ron Korb .... musician: flute
Other crew
Jules Pereira .... production coordinator (as Julie Pereira)

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22 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Canada:PG (Ontario)


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An extremely well executed short film., 2 April 2002
Author: Rigor from Chicago, USA

Narrative short films are difficult works of art to carry off. Unlike, feature films they require a rare kind of precision to register on us emotionally or intellectually. This beautiful short film by Julia Kwan is a nearly perfect example of the form. The film is, in fact, so breathtakingly accomplished as narrative that I long to see Kwan develop into a major filmmaker. The story told in a concise twenty two minutes explores the lives of three Chinese-canadian sisters who become obsessed with the corpse of a rat that their mother has killed. Kwans mastery at visual storytelling and at working with the young actors is amazing considering this is only her second film. The glorious cinematography is by the very talented, Dylan McLeod, who shot Clement Virgo's LOVE COME DOWN. If this film is ever playing at a festival near you check it out. You will not be disappointed.

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