A lesbian couple in conservative Japan must fight to stay together when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Yuki and Ai are a long-term lesbian couple living in the closet in Japan's traditional society. When Yuki is diagnosed with terminal cancer, they must fight against their family, the hospital and society in order to stay together until the end.
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"Matcha and Vanilla" reconnects the award winning team behind the short films, "An American Piano" and "Silence" in their first feature film collaboration. The film stars Qyoko Kudo (The Wolverine, Babel) and Tomoko Hayakawa - two of the most talented actresses in Japan working today. With this film, we hope to support Marriage Equality in Japan.
Hamish Downie is an Australian writer/producer and music video director based in Japan. Notable work includes the music video for Robyn Loau, NEVER LET YOU DOWN, and the multi-award winning short film, AN AMERICAN PIANO, which he wrote & produced, and was officially selected to screen at the TIFF Kids 2015 festival. He is now in Post-Production on his debut feature film, MATCHA AND VANILLA. MORE