The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

Japan | 2017 | 108 min | STC

Film adaptation of the poetry collection “The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue” by poet Saihate Tahi. Direction and screenplay by Ishii Yuya of The Great Passage.


Mika (Shizuka Ishibashi) is a nurse who balances her work dealing with the deaths of patients with a part time job at a “girls bar”. Construction site day laborer Shinji (Sosuke Ikematsu) hangs out with Tomoyuki (Ryuhei Matsuda) and his other coworkers, but he can’t seem to shake his vague feelings of anxiety. One day, Shinji goes to a girls bar with Tomoyuki and his pals, and there he meets Mika.

2017 Berlin International Film Festival

2017 Hong Kong International Film Festival

2017 Tokyo International Film Festival, Gemstone Award (Ishibashi Shizuka)

2017 Shanghai International Film Festival

2017 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

2017 Busan International Film Festival


Director: Yuya Ishii
Cast: Shizuka Ishibashi, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Ryûhei Matsuda


Japanese with Subtitles in English.


This is a free screening.