Skip to content

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

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.