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SYNOPSIS Demure twenty-something Hanako (Mugi Kadowaki) comes from a wealthy family, born and raised within the confines of an upper class Tokyo world. Now approaching 30, her family are
Demure twenty-something Hanako (Mugi Kadowaki) comes from a wealthy family, born and raised within the confines of an upper class Tokyo world. Now approaching 30, her family are eager to see her married off fearing she is reaching some unspoken expiration date. In contrast, Miki (Kiko Mizuhara) comes from a rural prefecture, and has worked hard to eke out a living as an outsider in the city. Having been forced out of university due to lack of funds, she has forged ahead and made her own career, though never met a lasting partner.
The lives of these two different women intersect when a politician’s son becomes romantically involved with both of them, with vastly different results. Filled with intimacy and subtlety, this sophomore feature from director Yukiko Sode is a sophisticated examination of class, womanhood, and happiness in modern Tokyo.
Directed by: Yukiko Sode
Japan | 2020 | 124 min.
Premiere: North American Premiere
Languages: Japanese with English subtitles
Screenwriter: Yukako Shimizu
Producers: Aya Miyammoto, Toshikazu Nishigaya, Asako Nishikawa
Cast: Shizuka Ishibashi, Mugi Kadowaki, Kengo Kora, Kiko Mizuhara, Rio Yamashita
Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Sasaki