Hamaguchi Ryusuke Furukawa Kotone, Mori Katsuki, Urabe Fusako
Japan / 2021 / Japanese / 121 minutes / DCP / Color
The latest film by Hamaguchi Ryusuke (Asako I & II, 2018) is a triptych of short stories that examines the callousness of desire and the brutality of love in quiet, eloquent ways. A model realises she is entangled in a love triangle when her best friend recalls an amazing date; a married woman attempts to seduce a university professor for revenge; and two women strike up an unexpected friendship after a case of mistaken identity. The film’s scale may be modest, but its emotions are profound. Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize, Berlinale.