This is a past event. Sunday, April 14 at 4:30pm
NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205
Directed by Takayuki Fukata. Japan, 2018. 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.