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Directed by Takayuki Fukata

Japan 2018 98 mins. In Japanese with English subtitles

Two young women gradually find themselves adrift from their creative outlets and lost in modern Japan. Rui, a screenwriter, is slowly being cut out of projects and ignored by her boyfriend and creative partner, while Meiko’s promising acting career is stopped short by mental illness. Only the tentative bond between the two women seems to offer a path forward. Newcomer Takayuki Fukata directs a keenly observed meditation on modern life, the spaces that allow (or don’t) human emotions to flourish, and the roles of women therein.

Genres: Drama

Appears in: Japanese Currents