Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy15

Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi | Japan | 2020 | 2h 1m | Japanese w/ English subtitles | Starring Aoba Kawai, Fusako Urabe, Kotone Furukawa, Ayumu Nakajima

A love triangle, a failed seduction trap, and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding make up this three-part collection of short films set in modern day Japan. Oscar-nominated director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) examines complex relationships, coincidence, and feelings of regret in this award-winning anthology. Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival.


‘This female-led triptych of stories, with its deft, empathetic camerawork and intimate, intricately crafted character sketches, is a minor masterpiece in its own right.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘This trio of stories is elegant and amusing, with a delicacy of touch and real imaginative warmth.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th March)


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