Japan | 2015 | 140 min | STC
Director Hashiguchi Ryosuke returns with his first feature-length drama in seven years since All Around Us. Its three leads are relative unknowns chosen in auditions by Hashiguchi, who wrote their roles specially for them. The end product is a detailed depiction of the emotions of people dealing with the tribulations of life.
Atsushi (Shinohara Atsushi) lost his wife to a random killer on the street. Toko (Narushima Toko) lives with her disinterested husband and uncongenial mother-in-law. Shinomiya (Ikeda Ryo) is an elite lawyer and gay man. As change comes to their existences, they gradually become aware of the preciousness within everyday life.
2015 Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan Now
2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, Dragons & Tigers Series
2015 Busan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema
2015 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Windows on Asia
2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Voices
2016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, Silver Lady Harimaguada
(c)Shochiku Broadcasting / Arc Films
Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi
Cast: Tamae Andô, Lily Franky, Ryô Ikeda
Japanese with Subtitles in English.
This is a free screening.