The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

July 14, 2017
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Shinji (Sosuke Ikematsu) is a day laborer working construction for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Blind in one eye and manically talkative, he accepts the label of being “weird” in order to cover up a deep sense of alienation. Mika (Shizuka Ishibashi) is a nurse who moonlights as a bartender at a girlie bar. Cool and detached, she ponders the meaninglessness of life as she walks Tokyo’s streets, harboring disappointment and hurt from a recent breakup and the death of her mother. Having given up on so much, will these two loners give each other a chance? Reinventing his visual style, the latest from celebrated writer/director Yuya Ishii (The Great Passage, Sawako Decides) is a poetic meditation on disenchantment and recovery.

2017. 108 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yuya Ishii. With Shizuka Ishibashi, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ryuhei Matsuda, Paul Magsalin, Mikako Ichikawa.

World Premiere, 2017 Berlin International Film Festival: Forum.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2017

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  • Friday, July 14, 2017
  • 8:30 pm