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WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY 偶然と想像

kincmok 11 May, 12 May, 15 May, Japan, LGBTQ, Masters, Rialto VU, Section, Studio/K

Dates & Tickets

Wed 11 May
18:45
Studio/K

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Thu 12 May
21:40
Studio/K

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Sun 15 May
16:45
Rialto VU

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Dutch premiere

Region

Japan

Language

Japanese

Subtitles

English

Length

121 min

Directors

Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI

WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY 偶然と想像

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and a chance encounter with the past set the stage for a triptych of stories about women navigating relationships in modern Japan. In one story, a young woman realizes that her best friend’s new flame might be her ex. In another, a disgruntled student plots to use his friend-with-benefits to lure his college professor into a seduction trap. Finally, a woman’s unanticipated run-in with an old friend stirs feelings neither had the chance to properly say. As with the critically acclaimed “Drive My Car”, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi builds scenes with mesmerizing dialogue, weaving a tale as playfully charming as it is deeply human.

CAST:
Kotone Furukawa, Ayumu Nakajima, Hyunri, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Katsuki Mori

Director

Director: Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI, 1978, Japan

Films: Solaris (2007), The Depths (2010), Happy Hour (2015), Asako  (2018)

Awards: Berlinale – Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize

Hamaguchi won the Oscar 2022 for Best International Feature Film for Drive My Car