may, 2021

13mayAll Day23THE CORNERED MOUSE DREAMS OF CHEESE窮鼠はチーズの夢を見るwatch.hiff.orgEvent Type:FilmFestival, Season, or Series:J-FESTCountries:JapanGenres:Drama,Romance Event TagsLGBTQ+,North American Premiere

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SYNOPSIS

Kyoichi is an indecisive advertising agency employee who has been cheating on his wife for a while. One day his wife hires a private investigator to find evidence. And coincidentally, that investigator is Wataru, Kyoichi’s junior from university. Wataru says he will not reveal the truth on one condition – that he’ll have a sexual relationship with him. At first Kyoichi is taken aback and tries to push Wataru away, but slowly it becomes difficult to reject this man who’s had feelings for Kyoichi for the past seven years.

A story of unrequited love, and the ambiguities of sexuality, director Isao Yukisada presents one of the most romantic and heartrending films of the year. Starring Ryo Narita as Wataru and Tadayoshi Okura as Kyoichi in the most intimate performances of their careers.


FILM DETAILS

Directed by: Isao Yukisada

 Japan | 2020 | 130 min.

Premiere: North American Premiere

Languages: Japanese

Genres: Drama, Romance

Screenwriter: Anne Horiizumi

Producers: Taro Nagamatsuya, Yasuyuki Niino, Shun Sunny Saito, Takahiro Yoshizawa

Cast: Ryo Narita, Tadayoshi Ohkura, Noriko Kohara, Miyu Sakihi, Honami Sato, Shiori Yoshida

Writer: Setona Mizushiro

 

 

 

 

 

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