NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
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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- July 14, 2017
- 8:30 pm