Japan Foundation

Three Stories of Love 18

Thu 7 Mar, 7.45pm


A widower (Atsushi Shinohara) seeks revenge for his wife’s murder. Toko (Toko Narushima) is an unfulfilled and exploited housewife. Elite lawyer Shinomiya (Ryo Ikeda) harbours secret feelings for his male friend. Offering a glimpse into the microcosm of relationships within Japanese society, three vignettes tell very different stories of love, loss and rejection.

Named the best Japanese film of 2015 by Kinema Junpo and Mark Shilling of The Japan Times, this tenderly crafted work puts the loneliness of modern life on full display - made all the more relatable by the central performances by three untrained actors who were picked specifically for the roles and had the script written around their personalities by Hashiguchi.

Dir: Ryosuke Hashiguchi

Cast: Toko Narushima, Ryo Ikeda, Atsushi Shinohara

Japan 2015, 140mins


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