Meiko is startled when she realizes that the man who her best friend starts
to have feelings for, is her ex; Sasaki plots to trick his college professor out of revenge,
using his class-friend-with-benefits Nao, while Natsuko encounters a woman who
seems to be someone from her past, leading the two to confess the feelings they have
harbored in their hearts - stories about the complexities of relationships, told through
coincidences that happen in the lives of women in love.
Festival HistorySan Sebastián International Film Festival 2021 São Paulo International Film Festival 2021 BFI London Film Festival 2021
Berlinale Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
Cast And CreditsDirector : Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Producer : Satoshi Takata
Screenplay : Ryusuke Hamaguchi
DOP : Yukiko Iioka
Editor : Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Cast : Kotone Furukawa, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Katsuki Mori,
After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he worked in the film industry for a few years before entering the graduate film programme at the Tokyo University of the Arts. His graduation film, Passion, screened at San Sebastian Film Festival in 2008. His 317-minute opus Happy Hour premiered at Locarno and went on to screen and win awards at numerous film festivals. Asako I & II was selected for the competition at Cannes in 2018. He also wrote the screenplay for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Wife of a Spy, which won the Silver Lion at Venice in 2020.