DIRECTOR: RYûSUKE HAMAGUCHI
CAST: SACHIE TANAKA, HAZUKI KIKUCHI, MAIKO MIHARA, RIRA KAWAMURA
Four longtime friends in their late thirties living in Kobe, played by Sachie Tanaka, Hazuki Kikuchi, Maiko Mihara, and Rira Kawamura—together recipients of the best actress award at the Locarno Film Festival—are thrown into turmoil when one announces an impending divorce, prompting the entire group turn to self-examination. “A profound interlacing of experience, joining carefully observed particulars of employment and the tautly resonant bonds of friendship with the elusive and tragic mysteries of romantic love”—Richard Brody, The New Yorker.
Screening with a 10 minute intermission.