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.

Reviews

‘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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16:00

The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
Ealing comedy caper in which a group of oddball criminals move into a little old lady's boarding house to plot an elaborate heist. What could go wrong?

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18:15

Il Buco U
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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20:30

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
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